The ice melts on Kilimanjaro

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    For some years now, dramatic before-and-after pictures have shown a decline in the glaciers on Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. But now, researchers have combined those photographic surveys with actual measurements of the ice taken on the mountain.

    Satellite photos show snow and ice cover on Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1993 (top) and 2000
    In a report published Tuesday, researchers say the melting on Kilimanjaro is accelerating and that in a few years there may be no ice left.

    "Between the period of February 2000 to February 2009, we have lost over 50 percent of the ice thickness at a rate of 0.54 meters per year," said Prof. Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University. "If you would project that into the future, that ice field will disappear sometime before 2018."

    VOA News - Scientists Measure Accelerating Ice Loss on Kilimanjaro
     
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    We may need to trigger a nuclear winter
     
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    So Chris ... why aren't the environmental protection laws enacted making any difference ... based on your assertions those laws seem to have done more damage and now you want more?
     
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    Maybe we could drop a shitload of golf balls on there... They are white and don't melt...

    I've got a couple of old beat up ones I could donate to the cause...
     
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    Damn africans!
     
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    As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
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    :eek: When did the Odd Couple log on?
     
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