Arctic meltdown: two views and a bit of PIG

by Gareth on October 19, 2012

From NASA’s Earth Observatory Youtube channel: a great video showing the calving of this year’s Petermann Ice Island. Most impressive is the speed with which it passes down the Nares Strait. And to provide a little North-South symmetry, today’s EO Image of the Day shows the steady enlargement of a giant crack in the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, which will calve the biggest piece of PIG in recent history, sometime soon.

For a somewhat different reaction to what’s going up North, try this video from Greenpeace’s Save The Arctic campaign. Great fun…

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bill October 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Methinks the Discovery channel could look to young Randall as the next David Attenborough. ;-)

mspelto October 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

And of course there is the calving event on Thwaites Glacier earlier this year.

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