New Zealand is losing its glaciers

A recent article in the “Guardian” news paper noted:

“New Zealand’s glaciers are becoming “smaller and more skeletal” due to the effects of climate change and scientists predict many could disappear within a decade. An annual end-of-summer survey that records the snowline of more than 50 South Island glaciers has revealed continued loss of snow and ice.”

This is sad news. On a brilliant trip to New Zealand in 2013, I took a helicopter trip to the Franz Josef Glacier which is 10 km long and then over to the Fox Glacier which 13 km long. I’ve described the experience here.


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