Mt. Kilimanjaro ice waving us good-bye due to deforestation [not global warming]

The recent scientific theory linking the loss of snow on Mount Kilimanjaro to increased deforestation on the mountains foothills is more than sad news as far as the welfare of the mountains biodiversity is concerned.

The theory is highlighted in a recent study report compiled by two researchers from Britains Portsmouth University -Nicholas Pepin and Martin Schaefer, who took eleven days to survey the mountains glaciers.

The researchers, who revealed their findings at a news conference in Dar es Salaam recently, said the mountain`s glacier surface had shrunk from 20 kilometres in 1880 to two kilometres in 2000.
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