iceberg b15 by NASAIceberg B-15 broke away from the Antarctic ice shelf in 2000.  It’s been tracked from space ever since, and it’s nearly gone. The wonderful Earthsky.org notified me of the event and I thought you’d be interested.

This seemed so wild it could be part of my #30DaysWild challenge. I hope you agree.

Of course, it’s all about climate change. This bit really is about global warming, since the overall warming of our atmosphere through increased concentrations of carbon dioxide is what caused the instability of the polar icesheets in the first place.  The freak storms and crazy seasons we have been experiencing in the last couple of years are well within the predictions of changes to global climates due to global warming.  That’s why it’s so hard to convince people that global warming can mean your country could experience lengthy big freezes (like the UK’s Beast from the East in March).

Read about the Iceberg

End of the journey for iceberg B-15?

 

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The End of an Iceberg #30DaysWild
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2 thoughts on “The End of an Iceberg #30DaysWild

  • 15 June, 2018 at 5:03 pm
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    My father-in-law gets into conspiracy theories about global warming. He doesn’t believe. I’m of the mind it’s not easy to prove or disprove in our lifetime, but we shouldn’t take the risk and should be wary and conscious.

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    • 18 June, 2018 at 9:53 am
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      Well, the data from the 1990s, and the data now, all with the same way of measuring them, are hard to disagree with, unless you ‘believe’ it’s made up. And at that stage, nothing makes sense. The parts per million increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is measurable, and measured. The predictions of increasing frequency of bad weather events over the next 20 years made around 2000 are borne out by what we are experiencing. But if he believes it’s all conspiracy against oil companies, I’ll leave him to it 🙂

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