Quick retreat of New Zealand’s glaciers an issue for tourism | Stuff.co.nz

August 9 2016

Visitors are running out of time to see New Zealand’s dwindling southern glaciers, which are becoming a safety hazard.The central Southern Alps has lost a quarter of its ice in recent decades, and stands to lose another 50 to 60 per cent.It meant its spectacular glaciers were shrinking at an unprecedented rate, some having lost several kilometres of ice this century.It was a topic discussed at the Sustainable Summits conference at Mt Cook this week.

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