Posted by: Peter Black | April 8, 2009

Antarctic Ice Shelf Set to Collapse

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The European Space Agency has been keeping close tabs on the status of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica from it’s ENVISAT satellite. This is the same satellite that observed the collapse of the Larsen B Ice Shelf in 2002.

Bottom line: the warning signs are everywhere that this planet is warming. EDF is working diligently to pass policies at the local, regional, state, national, and international levels, so that we can begin the process of stabilizing the climate.


Responses

  1. An interesting article on cooling the planet.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/08/obama-global-warming-plan_n_184657.html

  2. From The NY Time today:
    TROMSOE, Norway (Reuters) – An area of an Antarctic ice shelf almost the size of New York City has broken into icebergs this month after the collapse of an ice bridge widely blamed on global warming, a scientist said Tuesday.

    “The northern ice front of the Wilkins Ice Shelf has become unstable and the first icebergs have been released,” Angelika Humbert, glaciologist at the University of Muenster in Germany, said of European Space Agency satellite images of the shelf.


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