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Ice “Island” Bigger Than Manhattan Breaks From Greenland Glacier

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August 8, 2010: London Telegraph Editor’s / London Telegraph – August 7, 2010

An ice island four times the size of Manhattan has broken off from one of Greenland’s two main glaciers in the biggest such event in the Arctic in nearly 50 years. The new ice island, which broke off on Thursday, will enter a remote place called the Nares Strait, about 620 miles south of the North Pole between Greenland and Canada.

The ice island has an area of 100 square miles and a thickness of up to half the height of the Empire State Building, said Andreas Muenchow, professor of ocean science and engineering at the University of Delaware.

Mr Muenchow said he had expected an ice chunk to break off from the Petermann Glacier, one of the two largest remaining ones in Greenland, because it had been growing in size for seven or eight years. But he did not expect it to be so large. “The freshwater stored in this ice island could keep the Delaware or Hudson Rivers flowing for more than two years,” said Mr Muenchow. “It could also keep all US public tap water flowing for 120 days.”

He said it was hard to judge whether the event occurred due to global warming because records on the seawater around the glacier have only been kept since 2003. The flow of seawater below the glaciers is one of the main causes of ice calvings off Greenland. “Nobody can claim this was caused by global warming. On the other hand nobody can claim that it wasn’t,” Mr Muenchow said.

Scientists have said the first six months of 2010 have been the hottest globally on record. The El Nino weather pattern has contributed to higher temperatures, but many scientists say elevated levels of man-made greenhouse gases are pushing temperatures higher.

The ice island could fuse to land, break up into smaller pieces, or slowly move south where it could block shipping. The last time such a large ice island formed in Greenland was in 1962 when the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf calved an island. Smaller pieces of that chunk became lodged between the real islands inside the Nares Strait.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Let’s get this straight – These so-called “many scientists” claiming this was caused by anthropogenic global warming work for the same IPCC “man-made” global warming cult that got caught “hiding the decline” and falsifying data in the ClimateGate email scandal that sunk the Copenhagen Treaty like the unsinkable Titanic when it hit an iceberg in 1912! Also, the statement that this hasn’t happened in 50 years (actually 48 years) since 1962 is rather interesting when just 12 years later in 1974, Time Magazine was claiming we were going into an ice age. In otherwords, it doesn’t matter whether we are globally cooling or globally warming to cause such an event to occur! Climate Change? No shit the climate changes! – SJH

Time Magazine Article: Another Ice Age? – June 24, 1974,9171,944914,00.html

Time Magazine Cover: The Cooling Of America – December 24, 1979

Get the Picture?!

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  1. It’s amazing how The London Telegraph puts the “Man Made global warming spin” over a news that originate from “The Live Science Journal” here at this link :

    This one is Without the Man Made CO2 spin !

    London Telegraph / Busted !!!!!!

    Truther = 1
    Liar = 0


    August 8, 2010 at 9:51 am

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