Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Ice Cap Is Melting Fast

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, is Africa's highest mountain at 19,340 feet.
Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, is Africa's highest mountain at 19,340 feet.

"Between 1912 and 2000, Mt. Kilimanjaro has lost 80 percent of the ice area on the mountain."

- Lonnie Thompson, Ph.D., Geologist, Ohio State University

This map by Ohio State University researchers shows the retreat of Mt. Kilimanjaro's ice cap between 1912 and 2000, an 80 percent reduction.
This map by Ohio State University researchers shows the retreat of Mt. Kilimanjaro's ice cap between 1912 and 2000, an 80 percent reduction.

 

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