Saturday, March 17, 2007

Because he CAREs...

John Manley climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

According to Manley’s Globe and Mail blog:
Known for its diverse flora and fauna and its spectacular glacier fields, the natural beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro is being threatened by the devastating effects of climate change. As the spokesperson for a team of climbers and for a major CARE Canada fundraising initiative, the Hon. John Manley....[blah, blah, blah].

I guess he didn’t get the memo:
"All ice bodies on Kilimanjaro have retreated drastically between 1912–2003. Despite air temperatures always being below freezing, a real retreat of plateau glaciers is governed mostly by solar radiation induced melt on vertical walls that characterize their north and south margins ...."

1 comment:

"Expert" Tom said...

Don't forget the deforestation of the jungles around Kilimanjaro, depriving the glaciers of the much needed water vapour needed to sustain them. What do these guys think glaciers are made of anyways?