77% of New Zealand’s Southern Alps Glaciers are lost

The study conducted by the scientists of the University of Leeds on 400 mountain glaciers found that the Southern Alps of New Zealand has lost about 77% volume of the glaciers from Little Ice Age.

It is also found that climate change is responsible for the loss of these glaciers and the rate of ice loss in New Zealand’s Southern Alps Glaciers has increased two times in the last 40 years.

Results also suggested that the Southern Alps have surpassed the tipping point of “peak water” on which local communities depend on freshwater, hydropower, and irrigation.

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