It was a rare experience for a New Zealander. Only people in their late 70’s may have witnesses something like this in their life, and that too in their childhood! — an iceberg from its shore. It must be one of about 100 that have been drifting south of the country being spotted from here the first time in 75 years.
Blame global warming for this?
Scientists have been reluctant to blame global warming for the phenomenon!
Reacting to this query, Paul Augustinus, an Auckland University glacial geomorphology lecturer, told New Zealand Herald,
We’ve been monitoring these things for such a short time, it’s impossible to see. To say this is unusual and related to global warming is just not possible.
It’s a fairly frequent occurrence; it’s just unusual for such large bergs to get so far north.