Tuesday, April 05, 2005

AFRICA: Climate change becoming a matter of life and death

Mount Kilimanjaro is drying up.: "JOHANNEBURG, 4 April (IRIN) - Climate change, coupled with widespread deforestation of the slopes, is melting the ice and snow that has crowned Africa's highest peak for more than 11,000 years, dramatically altering the surrounding ecosystem. Scientists warn most of the glaciers may be gone by 2020. "

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