Sunday, December 31, 2006

Arctic Melt

Ellesmere island is about 800km from the North Pole...
(Photo - Science Photo Library) enormous ice shelf broke off an island in the Canadian Arctic last year, in what could be sign of global warming. It is said to be the largest break in 25 years, casting an ice floe with an area of 66 sq km (25 square miles). The chunk of ice bigger than Manhattan could wreak havoc if it moves into oil drilling regions and shipping lanes next summer, scientists warned.

In other news, investing in beachfront property right now is probably not a good idea.


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