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A chunk of Antarctic ice about seven times the size of Manhattan suddenly collapsed, putting an even greater portion of glacial ice at risk, scientists said Tuesday. Satellite images show the runaway disintegration of a 160-square-mile chunk in western Antarctica, which started February 28. It was the edge of the Wilkins ice shelf and has been there for hundreds, maybe 1,500 years.
This is the result of global warming, said British Antarctic Survey scientist David Vaughan.
Originally posted by Telafree
another ice shelf 'broke' off a couple weeks before katrina. I wonder if this will cause some sort of crazy weather phenomenom like then.
Originally posted by TwiTcHomatic
I just read an article a few hours ago about the rise in levels of water off the eastern coast of the states, kind of odd timing for that one. wouldn't this just add to the levels of the ocean (even minutely) worldwide?
Originally posted by dgtempe
Anyone remember if it was Stan Deyo who said on Coast to Coast that the Russians as well as the Americans were "thawing out" the poles?
Something about more land. I know i heard this.