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For the Love of Glaciers

Don’t think global warming is really happening? Well, if you summit Mount Kilimanjaro, these glaciers will prove you wrong. Small temperature fluctuations in the environment begin to first happen in equatorial places like Mt. Kilimanjaro, so this is a representation of what could, and probably will, happen on a global scale around the world – oceans will rise, mountains will melt, weather patterns will change.

It’s said these glaciers will be gone in less than 20 years, having huge socio-economic effects on the region. Why have the glaciers on Mt. Kilimanjaro have been melting at an alarming rate? It’s a product of many things – the Industrial Revolution, SUVs, deforestation, macro economic policies, etc. What could slow this epidemic? Support the Kyoto agreement, think globally not locally, drive a Prius instead of an SUV, support trade agreements that force China and India to develop sustainable technology so they don’t have 3 billion people driving polluting cars. Enough of my soap box, check out these beauties.



By Peter Baxter | Permalink | No Comments | November 16th, 2005
Tags: History and Facts
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