The snow job of Kilimanjaro

From An Inconvenient Review: After 10 Years Al Gore’s Film Is Still Alarmingly Inaccurate of which there is more along the same lines as this:

One of the first glaring claims Gore makes is about Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. He claims Africa’s tallest peak will be snow-free “within the decade.” Gore shows slides of Kilimanjaro’s peak in the 1970s versus today to conclude the snow is disappearing.

Well, it’s been a decade and, yes, there’s still snow on Kilimanjaro year-round. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure this out. One can just look at recent photos posted on the travel website TripAdvisor.com.

In 2014, ecologists actually monitoring Kilimanjaro’s snowpack found it was not even close to being gone. It may have shrunk a little, but ecologists were confident it would be around for the foreseeable future.

“There are ongoing several studies, but preliminary findings show that the ice is nowhere near melting,” Imani Kikoti, an ecologist at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, told eturbonews.com.

“Much as we agree that the snow has declined over centuries, but we are comfortable that its total melt will not happen in the near future,” he said.

And even then when the film came out I recall being told that the snow levels had been affected by the felling of trees at the base of the mountain. Al Gore is himself the very embodiment of why the scam keeps going. Whatever may be the truth, what is undeniable is that he has made an absolute fortune from it.

Gore’s been harping on global warming since at least the late 1980s, but it wasn’t until 2006 he discovered a way to become massively wealthy off making movies about it and investing in government-subsidized green energy.

As for the rest of us, Denmark Slashes Wind Power Subsidies to Curb Runaway Power Costs. Australia, much of which is built on a foundation made of coal, has energy prices at near enough the same level. For a bit more, you can go here.

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