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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

Two major tourist attractions in Africa are in danger. The “Shining Mountain” Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters or 19,340 feet) in Tanzania and Mount Kenya (5,199 meters or 17,058 feet) in Kenya will lose their ice caps in the next 25 to 50 years if deforestation and pollution are not stopped according to environmentalists.

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain already lost more than 80% of its ice cover, Mt. Kenya lost more than 90%. Losing the ice covers means losing an important source of water.

More information here:
  • Africa’s Highest Peaks to Loose Ice Caps (update 2016-01-23 Discovery Channel removed the page, therefore, the link has been removed).
  • Kilimanjaro on Amazon.com