Kilimanjaro, oh no

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro ice fields are melting at an extraordinary rate, cites a report released in the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday.  The summit, which draws nearly 40,000 tourists to Tanzania each year, is projected to be iceless by 2020.  Researchers debate the cause of rapid rises in temperature, although global warming and deforestation at the mountain base are likely culprits.

CSM excavates the possibilities in its overview. Or, dig into the full study.

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