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Turns Out Five Years Makes a Big Difference

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Balazs Gardi, February 4, 2013

The Franz Josef is a 12 km long glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island. In the past five years the glacier has been rapidly shrinking which is attributed to global warming.

“Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes. Because of this, they have been observed to persist in the environment, to be capable of long-range transport, bioaccumulate in human and animal tissue, biomagnify in food chains, and to have potential significant impacts on human health and the environment”

− Wikipedia