Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Massive Ice Shelf Leaves Antarctica

Here and here.

March 25 (Bloomberg) -- An Antarctic ice shelf bigger than Connecticut risks collapse because of global warming after a retreat that began on Feb. 28, the British Antarctic Survey said.

The Wilkins ice shelf, which lost 1,000 square kilometers (390 square miles) of ice, or about 6 percent of its surface, in 1998, calved another 570 square kilometers since February, the survey group said in an e-mailed statement. Now, there's little to stop the loss of another several thousand square kilometers.


Drudge will probably report that Iran did it.

Video here.

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3 comments:

BHUVAN CHAND said...

The latest news about climate change is so alarming (the right wing would say alarmist) as to make many people want to plant their aching heads in the sand. Some scientists using advanced computer models now argue that if we want to stop the Earth from warming, the amount of carbon we should be emitting is ... none. None? As in, zero? As in, shutting down the global industrial economy? After all, global energy demand is expected to accelerate until at least 2020. Yet attempts even to slow the rate of increase of carbon emissions have paralyzed world politics for more than a decade.

LT said...

It does seem hopeless. Maybe only catastrophe can bring necessary attitude changes.

thepoetryman said...

Deny. Deny. Deny.

Drudge will probably report that Iran did it.

Ha!