Gallery: The “Big Kahuna”: Another Giant Piece of Glacier Set to Break ...


Don’t believe that climate change is real? This time last year, a piece of ice 4 times the size of Manhattan broke off the Petermann Glacier in Greenland, spurring a congressional hearing on climate change and global warming. As of July this year, researchers have their eyes on another section, about half the size of the last one, ready to make the break as well. The giant broken piece from last year was the largest anyone had seen in nearly 150 years. Now slowly melting and floating away into remote waters, the ice island was estimated by scientists to store enough fresh water to keep the Delaware and Hudson Rivers flowing for more than two years and keep all U.S. tap water flowing for over 100 days.

Read the rest of this entry »


or your inhabitat account below


  1. trorie September 4, 2011 at 9:00 am

    So you are proposing to cool off the planet how exactly?

  2. caeman September 2, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Cool! Get some tug boats and what not out there and tow that bad boy to Africa so they can get some fresh drinking water! Never let a good disaster go to waste.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home