Climate Change In Kenya Essay

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The last seven years annual temperatures where among the highest ever measured, contributing to the ice recession in the glaciated high areas of Mount Kenya. Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa (5199 m or 17,330 ft) and one of the few equatorial mountains with an ice cap, attracting a lot of mountaineers, hikers and tourists. One Mount Kenya glacier is already completely lost. But the loss of ice could menace many species, like leopards and monkeys, adapted to the Mount Kenyas' "microclimates," ranging from forest to heather and icepack. The results of recent climate change impact studies confirm the assumption that the negative impacts of climate change do not occur equally in spatial respect. This is due to the fact that…show more content…
The mountain annual temperature range is about 2oC, with the lowest values in March-April and highest in July-August. Diurnal temperatures range very large on Mount Kenya, amounting to about 20oC in January-February and about 12oC in July-August. The solution might be ecotourism activities implementation. Kenyan nature reserves have obtained actual effects in promoting sustainable development of ecotourism among local communities nearby Mount Kenya. Increasing community interest in a continuously participation is the key for ecotourism planning in Mount Kenya National Park. Global warming is seen as the main culprit. Others point to a natural decrease in humidity that began in the late 1800s. Human activity is having an impact on the Mount Kenya’s glaciers. A decrease in annual precipitation of the order of 150 mm and associated cloudiness and albedo variations during the last quarter of the 19th century, followed by a temperature rise of a few degrees centigrade during the first half on the 20th century, are identified as the major climatic forcing of the observed glacier

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