Here We Go Again With the Wilkins Ice Shelf

by Paul Chesser, Heartland Institute Correspondent on April 3, 2009

in Blog, Features

This is CNN (you know, no bias; no bull) — so complete the last sentence from this article’s first few paragraphs for me:

A large ice shelf is “imminently” close to breaking away from part of the Antarctic Peninsula, scientists said Friday.

Satellite images released by the European Space Agency on Friday show new cracks in the Wilkins Ice Shelf where it connects to Charcot Island, a piece of land considered part of the peninsula.

The cracks are quickly expanding, the ESA said.

Scientists are investigating the causes for the breakups and whether it is linked to…

So guess which of the following completes this last sentence excerpted from CNN’s report? Your choices:

1) …wind and wave conditions.

2) …volcanic activity.

3) …stress caused by ice growth.

4) …natural processes.

5) …global climate change.

Remember, it’s no bias and no bull, so your choice should be a difficult one. Right?

Bellows April 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Did anyone ever stop to calculate how much CO2 India and China and Indonesia puts out simply by their collective breathing? It's a lot and it will surprise you.

Gunnar April 16, 2009 at 7:41 am

Glaciers are rivers of ice. When they flow into the ocean, it's inherently a time limited situation. It can't maintain structural integrity indefinitely.

Jacob April 23, 2009 at 3:51 am

Gunnar, you are absolutely right. I am with you in the knowledge that you have.

TRANSFORMED April 30, 2009 at 5:33 am