Climate Change Up Close – Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

Climate Change Up Close – Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

We visited the world famous Franz-Josef and Fox Glaciers on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island and while still beautiful, they’re just a shell of what they used to be thanks to rising global temperatures.

Check out the sign in the 4th photo for evidence of how far they’ve receded in just a few years.

franz

Franz-Josef Glacier from a lookout point

franz2

Franz-Josef Glacier

 

 

 

franz1

The ever-shrinking Franz-Josef Glacier – still beautiful

 

sign

Painful evidence of how much rising temperatures have shrunk these massive glaciers.

 

franz-face

Our climate change faces at Franz-Josef Glacier.

 

franz-out

Walking out of the Franz-Josef valley

 

fox-in

Fox Glacier….is there somewhere.

fox-out

Looking back on Fox Glacier valley.

fox-pano

Pano of the valley carved out by Fox Glacier

Guess what Fox News? It’s real.

Posted by on January 28, 2015

LEAVE A COMMENT

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.