An Inconvenient Truth: Gore Spectacularly Wrong on Snows of Kilimanjaro: ‘Huge, year-round glaciers and snowfall’ continue
In his 2006 book, An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore asserted there would be no more snows on Mt. Kilimanjaro by the year 2016. To the contrary, Mt. Kilimanjaro, located just 205 miles from the equator in Tanzania, continues to host huge, year-round glaciers and snowfall on a regular basis. In fact, today’s eight-day weather forecast for Mt. Kilimanjaro, provided by weather.com via Google, shows a forecast of snow every day for the foreseeable future.
On page 45 of his 2006 book, Gore writes, “Another friend, Dr. Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University, is the world’s leading expert on mountain glaciers. Here he is at the top of Kilimanjaro in 2000 with the pitiful last remnants of one of its great glaciers. He predicts that within 10 years there will be no more ‘Snows of Kilimanjaro.’”
However, the website www.just-kilimanjaro.com reports the snow-capped mountain peak continues to exist “with permanent glaciers covering its entire tip.”
The website www.deeperafrica.com reports similar year-round snow. “Ice and snow can be found year-round on the mountain’s upper reaches. There are massive glaciers, ice fields, and towering walls of ice that blaze in the equatorial sun,” the website reports.
And, finally, here is today’s eight-day forecast for Mt. Kilimanjaro, as provided by weather.com via Google:
Climate alarmism is “settled science,” right? Challenging the claims of Al Gore and other climate alarmists is “denying climate science” and “attacking science” right?
We at Climate Realism will keep you posted on the statement-of-correction sure to be issued very soon by Al Gore.
[The Wikimedia Commons image of Mt. Kilimanjaro is from the user Chris 73 and is freely available at //commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mt._Kilimanjaro_12.2006.JPG under the creative commons cc-by-sa 3.0 license.]
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