Africa’s tallest mountain, with its white peak, is one of the most instantly recognisable sights in the world. But as this aerial photograph shows, Kilimanjaro’s trademark snowy cap, at 5,895 metres (19,340ft), is now all but gone – 15 years before scientists predicted it would melt through global warming.
Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, argued that more oil would be saved if Congress enacted an energy policy focusing on conservation, more efficient cars and trucks and increased reliance on renewable fuels and expanded oil development in the deep-water Gulf where there are significant reserves.
Better late than never, eh, Johnny? (Why do Democracts grow balls after they’ve lost?)