Dramatic glacier collapse in New Zealand caught on video [video]
When a tree falls in the forest, and there’s no one around to hear it, it may or may not make a noise, but the sound of a glacier this massive would be hard to miss whether you were in the immediate vicinity or not.
Ryan Taylor was in Mt Cook National Park in New Zealand when he caught this huge glacier going down and filling the valley with a river of snow and debris.
I also captured a series of ice the size of several buildings falling off the Hochstetter Ice Fall below Mt Cook (highest peak in NZ). Similar events are naturally occurring several times a day (at 13 seconds in the video you can see a similar, smaller collapse in the background of the video) but it is evident climate change is causing glaciers to recede at an unprecedented rate.
Climate change in action.
Graphics credit: CanvaPosted by Kate Rinsema