December 5, 2012
Rogue 'Ice Islands' Pose Threat to Ships
Mike Lemonick, Climate Central
Glaciologists were appalled in 2010 when Greenland’s Petermann Glacier discharged a slab of ice four times the size of Manhattan into Baffin Bay. They were appalled again when Petermann dropped a two-Manhattan slab in 2012 — understandably so, since these, along with even more gargantuan ice discharges from Antarctica, are a clear signal that the planet is warming fast.
TAGGED: Arctic Ocean, antarctic ice, shipping, ships, icebergs, melting glaciers