[DEBATE] : (Fwd) Africa's environment ever more despoiled
Riaz K Tayob
riazt at iafrica.com
Thu Jun 12 13:22:49 BST 2008
Thanks patrick the link is:
Patrick Bond wrote:
> The Mercury
> Death of a lake
> June 12, 2008 Edition 1
> Tony Carnie
> STARK visual evidence showing the steady degradation of Africa's rich
> natural resources has been presented to some of the continent's most
> senior environmental custodians.
> More than 300 satellite photographs, some going back almost 40 years,
> clearly illustrate a steady deterioration of the natural environment
> which is visible from the sky.
> Contained in the new publication Africa: Atlas of Our Changing
> Environment, the before-and-after images show a 50% decline in
> glaciers and snow cover in the Ruwenzori mountains of Uganda between
> 1987 and 2003, as well as a significant loss of snow on Kilimanjaro,
> Africa's highest mountain.
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