Sunday, December 31, 2006

This Can't Be Good

BBC: Huge Arctic ice break discovered
Scientists have discovered that an enormous ice shelf broke off an island in the Canadian Arctic last year, in what could be sign of global warming.

It is said to be the largest break in 25 years, casting an ice floe with an area of 66 sq km (25 square miles).

It occurred in August 2005 but was only recently detected on satellite images.

The chunk of ice bigger than Manhattan could wreak havoc if it moves into oil drilling regions and shipping lanes next summer, scientists warned.

Chicago Sun-Times (AP): Huge arctic ice shelf breaks loose

1 comment:

Mike said...

you know who owns all the land that is under the ice? helliburton. They are going to turn it all into condos and resorts when global warming turns the rest of the world into a giant pustule