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« on: August 10, 2010, 08:55:31 PM »

Huge ice island could pose threat to oil, shipping 

STOCKHOLM – An island of ice more than four times the size of Manhattan is drifting across the Arctic Ocean after breaking off from a glacier in Greenland.

Potentially in the path of this unstoppable giant are oil platforms and shipping lanes — and any collision could do untold damage. In a worst case scenario, large chunks could reach the heavily trafficked waters where another Greenland iceberg sank the Titanic in 1912.

It's been a summer of near biblical climatic havoc across the planet, with wildfires, heat and smog in Russia and killer floods in Asia. But the moment the Petermann glacier cracked last week — creating the biggest Arctic ice island in half a century — may symbolize a warming world like no other.

"It's so big that you can't prevent it from drifting. You can't stop it," said Jon-Ove Methlie Hagen, a glaciologist at the University of Oslo...

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 09:36:27 PM »

 Buggedout Scary stuff.

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 09:38:14 PM »

Hmm, where will this thread go? Climate change or the end is near just like the movie 2012?   TeddyR   Some of the comments at yahoo are frightening.

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 07:04:47 AM »

I made it as far as them blaming wildfires on global warming.   Lookingup

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010, 12:44:00 PM »

   TeddyR   Some of the comments at yahoo are frightening.

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