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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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