Human-induced climate change is causing ‘extreme’ melting in New Zealand glaciers

“If you look at the paper and look at the graphs within it, it is almost impossible to see the changes of the [2018] big melt event under natural climate change. But under our human-forced climate change, it is also pretty unusual. It is even an unusual event in a system that is modified by climate. The melt is so extreme. 

“In a way, our modelling is a bit conservative, and this melt event is almost off the scale, even for a system that is being influenced by humans.”

sbs Human-induced climate change is causing ‘extreme’ melting in New Zealand glaciers