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Adopt, Adapt, and Survive (5/13)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: TVE
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 22 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: Additional resources - see link below

Copyright Date: 2007
Available in French: No

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contains overwhelming evidence that the earth's climate is changing. The people most vulnerable to climate change are those in the developing world, people who often lack the resources needed to adapt to changes in climate. The first signs of a changing climate are there for all to see. Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, a spectacular sight with its icy summit. However, 80% of the ice has been lost since 1912, and its estimated that in less than 20 years it will all be gone. The mountain, and the lush green cloud forest that rings its glaciers, provides water for thousands of square kilometres of farmland and game reserves. Decreasing rainfall is drying the forest out, leaving it increasingly vulnerable to fires.