Wednesday, May 06, 2015

New Zealand's glaciers melting at an alarming rate (video Al Jazeera)

Glaciers are one of nature's most awe-inspiring features - constantly changing as environmental conditions shift.

In the case of the Fox Glacier on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island, the ice is retreating quickly, leaving behind unstable rock walls.

As a result, tourists aren't being allowed to climb onto the glacier.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay explains.

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