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Glaciers a barometer for climate change

New Zealand
The most obvious signs of climate change in New Zealand are in the South Island. Glaciers are shrinking and the volume of ice in the Southern Alps has dropped almost 11% in the last 20 years, which is a clear sign temperatures in the area have been rising. Shrinkage is creating ice cliffs that are calving into the lakes, causing lakes at the foot of the glaciers to rapidly expand. It is still not clear whether the glaciers will disappear completely.

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