Indonesia’s little-known glaciers are melting so fast they could disappear in a decade. Photo: AFP

Indonesia has its own ‘tropical glaciers’. But climate change means they could be gone within a decade

  • Ice sheets in tropical countries are smaller, so more vulnerable. Estimates suggest Papua’s glaciers have shrunk 85 per cent
  • Aside from any environmental impact, their disappearance would be a cultural loss for some indigenous Papuans who consider them sacred
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Indonesia’s little-known glaciers are melting so fast they could disappear in a decade. Photo: AFP
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