Kilimanjaro's Glaciers Are Vanishing

Kilimanjaro's Glaciers Are Vanishing

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Kilimanjaro's Glaciers Are Vanishing

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“Ice climber, Will Gadd, embarks on a mission to have one last shot at climbing the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro. In 2014, Will made several first ascents of Kilimanjaro’s ice towers. Now, as the mountain’s iconic ice cap disappears rapidly, he returns to make a last ascent. During those elapsed years, some glaciers on Mt Kilimanjaro lost upwards of 70% of their ice. Will finds out why.”

Just six years after scoring first ascents of ice towers on Africa’s tallest mountain, Will Gadd returned to discover scientists’ predictions that those structures would melt by 2020 came true.  Rising humidity and lack of cloud cover are the likely culprits of this drastic glacial recession and can be linked to human generated climate change. Climate change can seem like an overwhelming problem to combat but I would suggest approaching it on a governmental level and supporting non-profits like Protect Our Winters who advance non-partisan policies that protect our world today and for future generations (MORE INFO):

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