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Race to map Africa’s forgotten glaciers before they melt away | The Observer

A team of scientists and photographers aims to document the Earth’s threatened and fading glaciers

by John Vidal

Ptolemy thought they were the source of the Nile and called them the Mountains of the Moon because of the perpetual mists that covered them; Stanley claimed to be the first non-African to see their icecap; and the many thousands of subsistence farmers who today live on the slopes of the fabled Rwenzori mountains in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo fear that warming temperatures are devastating their harvests.

For more on this story, visit: Race to map Africa’s forgotten glaciers before they melt away | Environment | The Observer.

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