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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Not Just The Tip Of An Iceberg

A sheet of ice, twice the size of Manhattan, broke of from a glacier in Greenland this week.

The new iceberg measures 46 square miles. In 2010, the Petermann Glacier lost chunk of ice measuring 96 square miles. The loss of glacier mass in Greenland, which has seen warming temperatures, has scientists concerned.

Guest:

  • Andreas Muenchow, professor at the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware

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  • benjaminregal

    Did this story really just begin with the line, “For those who BELIEVE in climate change . . .?  

    I’m aghast. 

    • Dwhitbeck

      After forwarding Bill McKibben’s article in Rolling Stone to a friend, I received the following comment: 

      “I’m not a fan of Global Warming – especially after seeing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8FhmuWWcGw.”The founder of Weather Channel should know a thing or two.”The video is entitled:  John Coleman Debunks the Myth of Global Warming.  My friend isn’t dumb, and the idea that thinking people among us still don’t accept this threat is scarey!

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July 22 2 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

July 21 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.