Friday, November 13, 2009

Can you say "global warming"

A gigantic iceberg 160ft high and 1,640ft long has been spotted south of an Australian island - Macquarie Island to be exact. Scientists believe it might be part of one of several larger icebergs that broke off Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf between 2000 and 2002.  According to the article in the Daily Mail, several icebergs have been drifting slowly northward, but it is uncommon for them to move so far into warmer northern waters.

Think about the sheer mass of this iceberg...160 ft high and 1,640 ft long.  That is absolutely massive. Can you imagine the problems this could present for shipping as it moves further north and breaks apart?

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