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Party in Antarctica – Floating Disco Available

ice-hotelIs it another figment of our imagination or is yet another large sheet of ice about to break free in the Antarctic? Perhaps P. Diddy could rent it and have a super-fun White Party or something. I mean, since we’re contributing to the demise of the ice shelves, maybe we can at least have a party while doing it. Pass the glow sticks, the candy rings, and lollipops because I’m ready to roll on down to the dirty south.

Read an excerpt of the very serious story after the jump.

The Wilkins Ice Shelf, a large sheet of floating ice south of South America, is connected to two Antarctic islands by a strip of ice. That ice “bridge” has lost around 2,000 square kilometers (about 772 square miles) so far this year, the ESA said.

Wilkins is the size of the state of Connecticut, or about half the area of Scotland. It is the largest ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula yet to be threatened.

If the ice shelf breaks away from the peninsula, it will not cause a rise in sea level because it is already floating, scientists say.

Scambos said the ice shelf is not currently on the path of the increasingly popular tourist ships that travel from South America to Antarctica. But some plants and animals may have to adapt to the collapse.

The ice shelf had been stable for most of the past century before it began retreating in the 1990s.

Several ice shelves — Prince Gustav Channel, Larsen Inlet, Larsen A, Larsen B, Wordie, Muller and Jones — have collapsed in the past three decades, the British Antarctic Survey said.

Scientists say the western Antarctic peninsula — the piece of the continent that stretches toward South America — has warmed more than any other place on Earth over the past 50 years, rising by 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit each decade.

(Source)

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November 29, 2008 - Posted by | Commentary, Go green | , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Im so sick of these fake stories about fake scientists. Global warming is a scam to TAX you. Last year the northern ice caps GREW 20% but that story was squashed and replaced with the new “climate change” tag. Aww screw it, if were cooling its still from too much carbon, right you liars? Cooling, warming, who cares just shut up and pay your carbon tax to fund the NAU.

    Comment by Wit Send | November 29, 2008

  2. Yeah, that’s it. Right. Uh-huh.

    Comment by aviewofthec | November 30, 2008


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