Thursday, January 22, 2009

Reuters Report of Ice Shelf Breaking Up

UPDATE: I had to move to a Sky News video on the same story since the Reuters video didn't post.

This report originally was prompted from Reuters news service -- the results of global warming in Antarctica with breaking and melting ice shelves. The reason why you should be concerned about ice shelves breaking and melting is because that 1) raises sea levels which is devastating to coastal areas and 2) can alter sea currents which are vital to our regular weather patterns. Regular weather patterns secure our ability to produce food, continue to obtain fresh water every year, and protect us from weather-related super events (like increasingly devastating hurricanes).

REUTERS SUMMARY:

Jan 21 - An Antarctic ice shelf is on the brink of collapse with just a sliver of ice holding it in place, the latest victim of global warming that is altering maps of the frozen continent.
David Vaughan, a glaciologist at the British Antarctic Survey, told Reuters after the first -- and probably last -- plane landing near the narrowest strip of ice that the feature is 'in its death throes.'

VIDEO STORY FROM SKY NEWS

Listen carefully to the call to action in the report.

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