2 billion tonne iceberg on the move

By Gavin, 22nd May 2007

From the BBC

“… according to Dr Copland, the fact that such thick ice could split apart in less than an hour – as it did back in August 2005 – illustrates a more alarming point. “This shows how climate change can trigger very sudden changes even on a massive scale – when the ice shelf broke away, the rupture registered with the force of a small earthquake,” he said … According to Dr Mueller, “the difference now is that with the current rate of warming, those ice shelves are likely never to be reconstituted.”

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