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Sat Dec 12, 2020, 03:39 PM

World's biggest iceberg heads for disaster

Iceberg A68a has been on a slow journey toward cataclysm.

The mass broke from the Antarctic peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017 and headed slowly for the open ocean, sliding through the water for over two years until it hit the powerful Antarctic Circumpolar Current circling the southernmost continent.

And then, like a speed skater, it was on its way. The current propelled the berg on a fast track through what scientists call “iceberg alley,” a northeast route traveled by chunks of ice that break from the peninsula.

https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATE-CHANGE/ICEBERG/yzdvxjrbzvx/index.html

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Arkansas Granny Dec 2020 OP
2naSalit Dec 2020 #1
Rollo Dec 2020 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2020 #3
Arkansas Granny Dec 2020 #4
sinkingfeeling Dec 2020 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2020 #6

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 03:46 PM

1. That could be a terrible situation...

And it looks like it's inevitable.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 03:59 PM

2. I prefer romaine...

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:37 PM

3. That thing is almost the size of Delaware.

4,200 sq-km vs 5,047 sq-km, and about half the size of Puerto Rico (8,868 sq-km).....

It equates to over 1600 square miles.

It's so sad to read about the potential for damage to wildlife populations on and around the island.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:49 PM

4. Nature will take it's course. It seem inevitable.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 07:59 PM

5. I have belonged to the Friends of South Georgia Island since I visited

there in 2017. I donate to maintain 4.2 hectares of the island. You can donate here: http://www.fosgi.org


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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 09:14 PM

6. Looks like an albino version of The Dreadful Flying Glove in "Yellow Submarine"

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