For more than 11,000 years the snow capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro stood as a beacon over the African savanna. NASA scientists were shocked when satellite photos revealed the ice cap and glaciers shrank radically between 1993 and 2000. The ice cap lost 80% of it’s area in the 20th century. Scientists originally thought the snows would be gone by 2020, but current NASA estimates predict the snowcap will be completely gone by the end of this decade. More information at WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Goodbye, Kilimanjaro on the shrinking snowcap.