The snow at Kilimanjaro is a truly iconic place.

Across Africa, there are only three glacial mountains, according to a recent report from the World Meteorological Organization and other agencies.

Snow on peaks in tropical east Africa, about the same as Kenya after which Kenya is known in Uganda and neighboring Rwenzori Mountains, may also vanish, the country’s meteo service said.

Extremely poor are people living on less than 1.5 US dollars a day, according to the report coordinated by the World Meteorological Organisation.

Petteri Taalas, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Group (WMO) said in his preface to the report:

That fact has not escaped the report’s authors.

This can take two or two% of the Gross Domestic Product.


World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting international cooperation on atmospheric science, climatology, hydrology and geophysics. (wikipedia)


Petteri Taalas

Petteri Taalas is the Secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Appointed in 2015 by the World Meteorological Congress, (wikipedia)


African Continental Free Trade Area

The African Continental Free Trade Area is a free trade area founded in 2018, with trade commencing as of 1 January 2021. (wikipedia)


African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights is a quasi-judicial body tasked with promoting and protecting human rights and collective rights throughout the African continent as well as int (wikipedia)


Mount Meru (Tanzania)

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Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano located 70 kilometres west of Mount Kilimanjaro in southeast Arusha Region,Tanzania. At a height of 4,562.13 metres , (wikipedia)


Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro above sea level and about 4,900 metres above its plateau base. Kilimanjaro is the fourth most topographically prominent peak on Earth. (wikipedia)


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations responsible for advancing knowledge on human-induced climate change. (wikipedia)


Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian , Nelion and Point Lenana . (wikipedia)


Union of South Africa

The Union of South Africa was the historical predecessor to the present-day Republic of South Africa. It came into existence on 31 May 1910 with the unification of the Cape, the Natal, (wikipedia)


Tanzania

Coordinates 6°18′25″S 34°51′14″E / 6.307°S 34.854°E / -6.307 34.854 Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region (wikipedia)