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Kilimanjaro's glaciers shrink and crack as scientists warn Africa's highest mountain may soon be ice free

The peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's highest free-standing mountain, may soon be ice free, scientists warn. Between 1912 and 2011, the mass of ice on the summit of the 19,341ft dormant stratovolcano in Tanzania decreased by more than 85 per cent, say researchers with Nasa's Earth Observatory.
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Govt mulls Mount Kilimanjaro study to check volcano

The government, through Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa), will soon conduct a research on Mount Kilimanjaro's Kibo peak to check signs of volcanic eruption following recent volcanic incidents in different parts of the world.
State Minister in the Vice-President's Office (Environment) Terezya Huvisa revealed this in Parliament yesterday when responding to a question by Betty Machangu (CCM).

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The iconic snows of Kilimanjaro still exist--but for how long?
The remaining ice fields atop famed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania could be gone within two decades and perhaps even sooner, based on the latest survey of the ice fields remaining on the mountain.
These predictions, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), are among the latest dramatic physical evidence of global climate change.
The findings, by paleoclimatologist Lonnie Thompson at Ohio State University and co-authors, indicate that a major cause of this ice loss is likely to be the rise in global temperatures.

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