Mount Kilimanjaro's crowning snow and glaciers are melting and likely to disappear completely by 2020, triggering major disruptions to ecosystems on the dry African plains that spread out at its feet below, scientists warned. The forests on Kilimanjaro's lower slopes absorb moisture from the cloud top hovering near the peak, and in turn nourish flora and fauna below.I've always had this pet science fiction conspiracy theory that we were originally from Mars, and we narrowly escaped before we crashed the environment there. Where to next?
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
In case you missed it, Kilimanjaro's ice cap is melting. The ice cap that has been there for over 10,000 years.
Posted by Sue London