Friday, June 13, 2008

Breaking Up Is Not So Hard To Do

For my friends who question the reality of global climate change (or warming if you prefer), consider this. Right now we are talking ice shelves that already float in the sea, and whose separation from the Antarctic will pose a hazard to shipping, but not much else. However, these ice shelves also are a fence in front of the Antarctic glaciers, which, if they break loose, will create a net addition of water to the sea, and impact sea levels.

This is not a good thing, especially given that it is occurring in the equivalent of late fall/early winter down south.

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