Tagged: Tasman glacier

New Zealand’s Southern Alps have lost a third of their ice - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 29, 2014

This article by Jim Salinger, University of Auckland; Blair Fitzharris, University of Otago, and Trevor Chinn, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, was first published at The Conversation. The photo at left shows the calving face of the Tasman Glacier in Dec 2013. A third of the permanent snow and ice of New Zealand’s […] … Read More

TDB today: Tomorrow is being written in New Zealand’s mountains - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 11, 2013

In a rather reflective last post for the year at The Daily Blog today — Tomorrow is being written in New Zealand’s mountains — I ruminate on the impact warming is having on New Zealand’s largest glacier. All pictures were taken last Sunday, from a little yellow boat bobbing on the growing terminal lake. A […] … Read More

Alley’s documentary: upbeat and optimistic - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 18, 2011

Richard Alley’s book Earth: The Operators’ Manual, which I reviewed recently, was written as a companion to a PBS documentary of the same name. The documentary has recently screened in the US and is now available for viewing here. The broad themes are the same as those of the book. They’re not complicated: taking our [...] … Read More