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Franz Josef Glacier: where has it gone?

I was taken aback last summer whilst in New Zealand, when returning to visit the Franz Josef Glacier, 14 years after I had last seen it. Only this time, I didn’t see it. The Franz Josef Glacier has both retreated and grown since 2001, but its most recent retreat of 800 meters, between 2011 and 2014, is the fastest on record.

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