Iceberg!! It’s Coming Right For Us!

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Posted July 18, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

Well not really but it does make this story a lot more interesting to pretend it is.

The iceberg is reportedly twice the size of Manhattan but without all the jerks and Yankee fans.

JK New York we love you 😉 Here is the actual story from usnews.com:

Glacier in north Greenland breaks off huge iceberg

By SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan tore off one of Greenland’s largest glaciers, illustrating another dramatic change to the warming island.

For several years, scientists had been watching a long crack near the tip of the northerly Petermann Glacier. On Monday, NASA satellites showed it had broken completely, freeing an iceberg measuring 46 square miles.

A massive ice sheet covers about four-fifths of Greenland. Petermann Glacier is mostly on land, but a segment sticks out over water like a frozen tongue, and that’s where the break occurred.

The same glacier spawned an iceberg twice that size two years ago. Together, the breaks made a large change that’s got the attention of researchers.

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