Kilimanjaro, Alps, Yellowstone: glaciers that will disappear by 2050

  • Patrick Hughes
  • BBC News Climate and science

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The glaciers covering Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania will disappear by 2050.

Glaciers around the world – including the last one in Africa – will inevitably disappear by 2050 due to climate change, according to a United Nations report.

One third glaciers located at UN World Heritage sites will melt within three decades, a UNESCO report details.

The last glaciers Kilimanjaro will disappear, like a glacier Alps and Yosemite National Park in the United States.

They will melt regardless of actions taken to combat climate change, the authors say.

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