Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The Lost Snows of Kilimanjaro

Via WorldChanging, check out these pictures of the rapidly disappearing snows of Kilimanjaro. I suppose the biggest reason that we pay close attention to this mountain is because of Hemingway, which incidentally might be the only positive thing he did for the peoples of the developing world. The scene in Memories of Underdevelopment where they tour Hemingway's house in Cuba is priceless. But I digress. Point is, this is exhibit #500,000 of global warming/climate change, in this case possibly exacerbated by deforestation.