December 5, 2012

Rogue 'Ice Islands' Pose Threat to Ships

Mike Lemonick, Climate Central

AP Photo

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.

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TAGGED: Arctic Ocean, Antarctic Ice, Shipping, Ships, Icebergs, Melting Glaciers