Moon over Kilimanjaro

Friday, February 27, 2009

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Tanzania, is famous for its snow-capped peaks and that snow cap has gotten a lot of attention recently. Climate change experts say its melting glaciers are dramatic evidence of the impact of human-induced climate change. That’s why UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon flew over the top of Kilamanjaro this morning—a stunt to draw attention to climate change. But are the retreating glaciers of Mount Kilamanjaro really the iconic symbol of climate change? Joining us to explain this is Doug Hardy from the University of Massachusetts. He's a “high elevations” specialist who took a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro earlier this month.

Guests:

Doug Hardy

Hosted by:

Jerome Vaughn

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