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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.               Guess what Fox News? It’s real.
Abel Tasman National Park (This is starting to get ridiculous…)

Abel Tasman National Park (This is starting to get ridiculous…)

One country should not be allowed to have this many stunningly beautiful places – but New Zealand continues to not be very good at sharing. Abel Tasman National Park is yet another example of its selfish ways. — After disembarking the famous Cook Strait Ferry we set foot on New Zealand’s legendary South Island for the first time with big expectations.  As much we had loved the North Island all anyone could say was that the