Thursday, March 27, 2008

Global warming break Antarctica

A massive ice shelf in Antarctica has broken off and fell into the sea. The Wilkins Ice Shelf has disintegrated under the effects of global warming and an iceberg from the shelf measuring 100 square kilometer has dropped into the ocean. This triggered the disintegration of a further 570 square kilometers of the shelf.

To give a better idea of how big that is, Singapore is about 704.0 km². So the destruction of the iceberg is about the size of Singapore.

Another example on the impact climate change has on the world. Will this prompt governments to do something on climate change? Somehow I doubt it.

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