Tropical Glaciers in Indonesia May Disappear by the End of the Decade

Daily Climate: Glaciers in one of the world's last tropical ice caps will be gone within a matter of years, rather than the decades thought previously, according to an Ohio State University researcher who has spent his career probing the world's ice fields. When they go, a unique record of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation phenomenon that drives climate patterns in the tropics could disappear, too, glaciologist Lonnie Thompson said. The cap, perched on a 16,000-foot-high mountain ridge in Indonesia, ......

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