Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wilkins Ice Shelf Collapses

A narrow ice bridge connecting Charcot Island and Latady Island—the last remnant of the northern part of Antarctica’s Wilkins Ice Shelf—broke apart in early April 2009. The Wilkins Ice Shelf is the tenth major ice shelf to collapse in recent times, another sign that warming temperatures are impacting Earth’s fragile cryosphere.

2 comments:

vex said...

I really can't understand global warming deniers.

Richard Badalamente said...

Vex;
There was "panel discussion" a few weeks ago that involved a denier and a climate scientist from the lab where I used to work. The denier spent his time claiming that global warming was a conspiracy fostered by the UN as a bid for their "one world government."