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19 Jul 2019 9:23
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Fears the environmental and economic impact of melting glaciers could be felt sooner than we think

    Fears the environmental and economic impact of melting glaciers could be felt sooner than we think


    New data's revealed New Zealand's glaciers have again suffered one of the worst melts on record.

    Climate scientist Professor Jim Salinger says the shifts have implications not just for skiing and tourism, but also for farming.

    He says we'd see more water flowing down the rivers during the winter, but less in summer, which is beneficial for hydro generation, but not so good for irrigation.

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