An Iceberg As Big As Delaware–Should We Be Worrying?

“What are the lessons we take from this new event? The scientists in the Antarctica will not say that we are seeing climate change in action. They are saying it could be, and time will tell, but for now, not climate change. The media found some researchers that say it is definitely global warming. Some surprise that is.”

Handy read on the time-honored tradition of nature delivering icebergs…

Climate Change Sanity

An iceberg as big as Delaware!   For those of you that are saying, “what’s a Delaware,?” — it is the second smallest State of the USA’s 50 States.   Even so, an iceberg that big is really impressive.  If it ran into the Titanic, the ship’s orchestra would probably not have had time to play for the people before the ship sank. (That’s from the movie– I am not sure the orchestra really played while the ship sank.)

Around 12 July this year, this huge piece of ice broke off from the Larson C ice shelf in Antarctica. The iceberg, named A68, has an area of 5800 km² (2239 miles²).  The authorities say it is the 5th largest berg in history. Because the continent of Antarctica is so inhospitable, it wasn’t till 1821 when an American seal hunter became the first person to actually put foot on this continent. History, in…

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