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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 01:40 PM
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7 mile X .5 mile crack in Greenland glacier (pic)
Edited on Wed Sep-10-08 01:43 PM by underpants


This image provided by the Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, Ohio, taken July 25, 2008, shows a growing giant crack and an 11-square-mile chunk of ice hemorrhaging off a prominent glacier in northern Greenland. The crack, at center, right, is seven miles long and about half a mile wide. It is about half the width of the 500 square mile floating part of the glacier. If the cracking continues, the floating part of the glacier could lose up to one third of its size.
(AP Photo/Byrd Polar Research Center)

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Byrd-Polar-Research-Cente... /;_ylt=AmWrVkIq3s_SG_6Uzl8BraVtsK8F#photoViewer=/080821/480/222094d3dbcf41db84ef06f9b6b6b49c
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jakem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 01:41 PM
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1. one of Palins 18,000,000 cracks?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 01:46 PM
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5. Hold on to your lunch
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Emillereid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 01:42 PM
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2. Link please.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 01:44 PM
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4. Done
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Byrd-Polar-Research-Cente... /;_ylt=AmWrVkIq3s_SG_6Uzl8BraVtsK8F#photoViewer=/080821/480/222094d3dbcf41db84ef06f9b6b6b49c
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 01:47 PM
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6. Here's one:
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 01:42 PM
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3. If Greenland melts, sea levels rise by meters. n/t
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 01:48 PM
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7. All the global warming deniers have their heads stuck in the sand.

My only hope is that the sand is on a beach in, say, the Florida keys.

And they all collectively stay there as Greenland starts melting.
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 02:22 PM
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8. There's another link on the escience news page
the one about a new bacteria founf in the melting ice...

you know, what if there are organisms that are lethal to mankind in that ice, too?

This is just crazy... as they (msm, rethugs, etc) sit around and talk about lipstick and hockey, etc...we are watching more and more ice break off and float away. I would actually LIKE to see some serious sea level rise, maybe then people would fucking wake up!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 03:10 PM
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9. Thanks and you are dead on right
no pun intended
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 03:31 PM
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10. glad to be 5th rec...
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 03:52 PM
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11. We are screwed. n/t
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entanglement Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 04:43 PM
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12. You mean we're seriesly screwn
:P
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 10:59 PM
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13. That too n/t
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