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Australia shipping alert over massive iceberg

  1. rhamson profile image77
    rhamsonposted 8 years ago

    Straight from the news.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091211/wl … icaiceberg

    More mainstream media hype I guess.

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    Poppa Bluesposted 8 years ago

    Yeah so icebergs are not new. This one has been floating around for 10 years!

    1. rhamson profile image77
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I did not read that in the text. Perhaps you could direct me to where you read that. Thanks.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I just saw that too. Well ice is heavy and like the shelf of lava in Hawaii every once in awhile the shelf of ice cracks from its own weight and sheds some into the sea.

    1. rhamson profile image77
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The glaciologist Neal Young in this story said it is uncommon and to expect more if Global Warming takes affect.

  4. Presigo profile image58
    Presigoposted 8 years ago

    Yes it has been dislodged for 10 years, this is hardly new, It was also stated in the text it is "a once in a hundred year event" which would imply it must have occured times before. So there it is.

    1. rhamson profile image77
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Where did you get the information that it has been dislodged for ten years?

      1. Presigo profile image58
        Presigoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It is in the first sentence of the article I believe maybe the second. right ast the top at any rate

        1. rhamson profile image77
          rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks I did not see that.

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            Poppa Bluesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            That's because liberals and global warming cultists see only what they want to see.

            1. rhamson profile image77
              rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              At least I can see I made a mistake.  Your constant chatter and accusatory tone towards others that don't agree with you makes your views  too easy to undermine.  You only contribute to the decay in the collective thought process that already is in decline.

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                Poppa Bluesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Hmmm...struck a nerve did I?

                1. rhamson profile image77
                  rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Your prejudicial rancor does.

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                    Poppa Bluesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Yes of course, prejudicial rancor which is what everyone spouts when their views are not in agreement with the left. Very predictable. You must admit, it is telling how you were able to just bypass that little fact about the iceberg being floating around for 10 years. I don't think you're alone in that. I suspect everyone is guilty of the same. We have our beliefs, and we never want to admit we could be wrong so we seize upon that "facts" that support our belief. It's a shame really. Then throw in an economic interest with a desire for a particular outcome and you pretty much have erased any chance of learning the truth.

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image65
        Ralph Deedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's in the linked article above. Too bad they can't capture the fresh water and put it to good use.

        1. rhamson profile image77
          rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't ten years ago one of the peaks in the Global Warming data?

  5. Presigo profile image58
    Presigoposted 8 years ago

    This is of course one small part of a proccess, Without icebergs the ocean would become to rich in minerals, thus causing some species that live in the oceans to no longer exist. It helps to dilute the concentration. Then storms come and take the fresh water and deposit it on the lands in the form of rain. Giving landbearing species the ability to exist. Its a beautiful cycle that brings life wherever it is encountered.

  6. alexandriaruthk profile image74
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    Oh I saw that in the news today, it is going to be cold summer in Australia

  7. rhamson profile image77
    rhamsonposted 8 years ago
  8. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    that's enough kiddies! Go back to class ! mad

  9. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Good ! I see you went back to your  lessons ! hmm

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      NOT ! lol

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    But obviously, it has moved closer to Australia in those 10 years or there would not be an alert.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    They need to break it up! Wheres the Titanic when you need it?

 
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