An Ohio State University researcher claimed that Mt Kilimanjaro will lose its snow cap between 2015-2020. He made is guesstimate based on photos taken in 1912 and 2001. At that time, Mt. Kilimanjaro had lost 82% of its snow cap/ice cover.
“The sky is falling in Africa, the sky is falling in Africa!” was the alarmists’ cry.
Turns out that according to an English University study that the claim may not be accurate after all. A Portsmouth University group climbed the mountain and analyzed the ice, the rate at which the snow cap is/was melting and came to a different conclusion.
First – the temperature on top of the mountain was considerably below zero degree centigrade.
Second – the snow on top of Africa’s highest mountain peak is bound to change due to climatic changes
Third – the snow cap is still big enough to sustain the current erosion at the present rate.
So now, what are global warming alarmists going to point at?