Pictures Worth 11,000 Years

President Bush has all but refused to acknowledge that global warming exists, much less is a real problem. And his right-wing allies in Congress have followed his lead, voting down proposals to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Now the evidence is becoming truly shocking. Just weeks after Bush’s longtime political ally broke ranks with the White House and acknowledged the problem of global warming, photos now show that Mt. Kilimanjaro has been stripped of its snowcap for the first time in 11,000 years.

Here is how Kilimanjaro’s peak has looked for the last 11,000 years:

Here is how Kilimanjaro’s peak looks today:


Maybe if President Bush saw these photos, he’d smarten up, and start joining most of the other industrialized nations in taking this threat seriously.