Jakarta (VNA), April 19 -- Global warming has played a key role in gradually thinning the glaciers atop Puncak Jaya, Papua, Indonesia, some of the few remaining tropical glaciers in the world, according to Indonesian Agency for Meteorology , Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG).

It said that the glaciers' thickness decreased by about 4m, or 66%, in December last year compared to the same period in 2022, citing their latest monitoring.

Donaldi Permana, the Coordinator of the Research and Development Division of Climatology at the BMKG, said that this is likely related to the El Nino conditions in 2022-2023.

According to him, BMKG has been monitoring the glaciers on Puncak Jaya from 2009 to 2023. These glaciers are found at high elevations...