posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 03:36 PM
Just found this interesting article and thought I'd share.
"Last Indonesian Glacier Under Threat"
"American glaciologist Lonnie Thompson has spent decades on glaciers drilling ice cores and has never come across a situation that is now occurring
on top of Puncak Jaya -- a three-mile high glacier located in the Sudirman Range in the western central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia."
"Thompson had hoped to chronicle the affect of global warming on the last remaining glacier in the Pacific. But what he found has worried him even
more. As he set up camp he could hear the ice melting beneath him."
"The glacier was pounded by rain every afternoon during the 13-day trip. The nights were spent listening to water gushing below him."
"In the two weeks he spent on the glacier, ice had melted around their sheltered campsite a shocking 12 inches."
“These glaciers are dying,” Thompson, one of the world's most accomplished glaciologists, told the Associated Press (AP). “Before I was
thinking they had a few decades, but now I'd say we're looking at years.”
edit: Here's a link to the USGS page on glaciers in Indonesia FYI:
[edit on 7/2/2010 by this_is_who_we_are]