An Armada of Icebergs Has Just Invaded The North Atlantic

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“I have about a decade of experience with the Ice Patrol, and in my time here, and talking with people who have been here longer, I’ve never seen anything like this or heard of anything like this before,” — Gabrielle McGrath Coast Guard Commander of the US Ice Patrol.

“A Heinrich event is a phenomenon in which large armadas of icebergs break off from glaciers and traverse the North Atlantic.” — Commons

“Consider the situation during past ice sheet disintegrations. In melt-water pulse 1A, about 14,000 years ago, sea level rose about 20 meters in approximately 400 years (Kienast et al., 2003). That is an average of 1 meter of sea level rise every 20 years.” — Dr. James Hansen

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This week an unprecedented 481 icebergs swarmed into the shipping lanes of a storm-tossed North Atlantic. Strong hurricane force winds had ripped these bergs from their sea…

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2 thoughts on “An Armada of Icebergs Has Just Invaded The North Atlantic

  1. That’s okay the US Republicans have assured us, and the world, that climate change is all a hoax, it’s nothing to worry about. To show the world that they mean it, they want to start digging for coal. US Republicans have their heads stuck in their asses!

  2. To see the actual video of the calving of this enormous glacier, breaking off into the North Atlantic is to witness the massive climatic/ocean changes taking place—right before our eyes! What does this mean for the ocean life, which is dependent upon ocean acidity? Nothing good. When I see those old white men in the WH continuing their Denial of Reality, it is sickening.

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