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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Kilimanjaro "wake-up call"

Breathless reporting from Reuters:

LONDON (Reuters) - A photo of Mount Kilimanjaro stripped of its snowcap for the first time in 11,000 years will be used as dramatic testimony for action against global warming as ministers from the world's biggest polluters meet today.

Here's the photo. "Stripped of its snowcap" is it? I'll have to take the expert's opinion on that.

"The first time in 11,000 years"? Are you confident of that?

"This is a wake-up call and an unequivocal message that a low-carbon global economy is necessary, achievable and affordable," said Steve Howard of the Climate Group charity which organised the book and an associated exhibition.

That seems a lot to infer from a wild-life photo, but I'm not a climate science professional. If I were I might be able to explain how it is that all this local melting is going on while temperatures nearby are unchanged.


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