According to the WWF, the tropical glaciers in Africa have decreased by 60 to 70 percent since the early 1900s. On Mount Kenya, seven of the 18 glaciers that existed in 1900 had completely melted by 1993, and some of the remaining glaciers have currently lost 60 to 92 percent of their area. Glaciers on the Ugandan side of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Uganda-Congo border are also melting rapidly.

A significant glacier in peril is the one on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Since 1912, the glacier on the mountain's summit at 19,340 feet (5,895 m) has retreated 75 percent. The volume of glacial ice is 80

Glacial Retreat

This map shows the locations of the world's melting glaciers. If global warming continues, some day these glaciers may be gone forever.

percent less than it was only a century ago. If the current warming trend continues, Kilimanjaro's glacier, which has existed for more than 10,000 years, will disappear by 2020.

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