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19 Sep 2019 15:01
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    A substantial chunk of New Zealand's ice is now gone for good

    A substantial chunk of New Zealand's ice is now gone for good


    NIWA's latest aerial survey of South Island glaciers found a stark pattern of decline - caused by hotter summers than ever before.

    Climate scientist Dr Andrew Lorrey says the survey - that's run for 41 years - is showing a serious problem.

    He says 30 percent of the country's ice has disappeared - meaning hundreds of glaciers have been lost.

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