New Zealand Glaciers

Experts stated that New Zealand glaciers were shrinking and one had already disappeared.

The larger glaciers had receded by some three kilometres with recent melts reversing a slight regain over the eighties and early nineties of the Twentieth Century caused by cold winds generated by El Ninos on the Southern Alps. NZ Experts said on ABC national news Tuesday 14 May that the melting will continue but it will take a temperature rise of 7 degrees Celsius to melt all the glaciers of the Southern Alps.

At the same time the Global Warming experts in UK announced that the temperature rises were progressing much faster than expected and will exceed seven degrees over this century.

Thus from these reports we might deduce that within the next one hundred years the entire structure of glaciers and snows of the Southern Alps of NZ will have disappeared.

Wade Cox