The Tasman Glacier is 27 kilometres long and up to 3 kilometres wide, making it New Zealand’s largest glacier. Due to rising average temperatures, the glacier is melting, adding millions of litres of water to the Waitaki River system. Nearly 50% of all New Zealand’s ice is contained in the 10 largest glaciers. These people are standing beneath the Tasman Glacier’s retreating edge.
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