Wednesday, September 03, 2008

19-square-mile ice sheet breaks loose in Canada

A 19-square-mile ice shelf in Canada's northern Arctic has broken away from Ellesmere Island, surprising scientists who say the floating ice shelf is another dramatic indication of how warmer temperatures are changing the polar frontier.

Dr. Derek Mueller, an Arctic ice shelf specialist at Trent University in Ontario, said Wednesday that the 4,500-year-old Markham Ice Shelf separated in early August and is now drifting into the Arctic Ocean.

Well, at least we can rest easy knowing that this is undoubtedly part of "God's will."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep, we spew these nutcases out of our loins on a continual basis and the bloody dance around the bonfire of bodies trudges on.

But the sheeple luvs 'em!