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By how much, on average, have Mount Kenya’s glaciers declined?

The area of Mount Kenya’s glaciers (ice masses) decreased an estimated 44% from 2004 to 2016. Only 10 of the 18 glaciers that covered Mount Kenya’s summit a century ago remain today, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Within the next 25 years, warming temperatures could mean that there will no longer be ice on Mount Kenya: a change symbolic of the broader impacts that climate change is having in the region.

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