There has been a tremendous amount of interest in Kilimanjaro the last few weeks. Ever since Al Gore’ movie, An Inconvenient Truth, made the claim that Kilimanjaro’s glaciers are melting due to global warmings. Many pundits debate whether this is a result of global warming or something else, like deforestation. Needless to say, Kilimanjaro has been popular lately.
Scientists do not dispute whether the glaciers are melting or not, and many claim that it has 20 more years at the most. Critics cite that deforestation is actually the cause of the melting.
Regardless of who is right, or who is wrong, in 20+ years, we are still going to have millions and millions of people whose traditional water source has disappeared – and this is apparently happening in the rest of mountain communities too.