2018 saw the worst ice melts in New Zealand since the 1980s. But why are glaciers declining in Aotearoa? Mitch Fuller speaks with doctoral student Lauren Vargo about her research into glacial melting.

Lauren Vargo is a doctoral student at the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University. Her research looks at modern changes in New Zealand glaciers and what drives glacial melting.

Podcast:Β 

 

This interview was originally aired on 95bFM’s weekly news and current affairs show The Wire. For more stories like this, click here.

For more of our audio and visual content, check out our YouTubeΒ channel,Β MixcloudΒ page, or head to the University of Auckland’sΒ manuscripts and archives collection.


Disclaimer: The views expressed in this discussion reflect the opinions of the guest and not necessarily the views of The Big Q.Β 

See Also:

Why are melting glaciers a problem? πŸ”Š

What are tipping points and what do they mean for our ecosystems? πŸ”Š