The UN designated December 11th as International Mountain Day. This year, at COP 21, a side event was held, ‘International Mountain Day: Celebrating International Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments – from Rio to Lima to Paris
In honor of this celebration of mountains, this week’s Photo Friday features images of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. There is one main glacier on the mountain, at the peak, the Furtwängler Glacier. Much of the ice on Mt. Kilimanjaro has disappeared over the past century, and the small glacier is what is left of this ice. Some scientists predict that this glacier could disappear by 2030.