Glaciers gone wild: Ice isle twice the size of Manhattan on the loose7/18/2012
Time to take a break from chatting about Daniel Tosh rape jokes and the impending “Dark Knight” premiere, because Greenland’s Petermann Glacier just up-chunked again. An ice island twice the size of Manhattan has broken off from its massive parent, according to researcher Andreas Muenchow. This chip off the old block is the runt of the glacier’s most recent litter: An iceberg that calved in 2010 was four times the size of Manhattan.
Muenchow, though, says there’s no reason to join the Global Warming Panic Society just yet. “The observed warming is not proof that the diminishing ice shelf is caused by this, because air temperatures have little effect on this glacier,” he explains. As you were. [Source]
Are you worried that this glacier keeps losing chunks?