15 March 2005

A wake-up call and an unequivocal message that a low-carbon global economy is necessary, achievable and affordable

Glaciers all over the world are in retreat, due to the effect of global warming, and Mount Kilimanjaro is no exception.
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 on Tuesday.

Even here in the U.S., in Montana's Glacier National Park area, where over 150+ glaciers once existed in the late 1800s, there exist now only 35, mostly at a small fraction of their first reported size. At the present rate, Glacier National Park will have no glaciers at all by the year 2030.