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Ed Douglas:
Big ice cube for the ocean; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38600087/ns/technology_and_science-science/

'scuse it Ed, merged 2 topics here Your topic was originally A hunk of greenland fell off - etc....
Linda's Vast Ice Topic merged here too.
Reason for merging: Melting glacial and polar ice may be a big part of coming changes as you and Linda mentioned. 
Melting Ice is one of the categories of changes... Members can monitor here in the coming months.

So this is a Sticky Topic we can add to...

All The Best,

Yowbarb

Lori:
Gee Kind of like what like what happened on the Day after Tomorrow in the first scene, ??? :o

http://www.livevideo.com/video/AA31DA112A684241BAB29665FC040CC9/.aspx

Linda:
Linda, your Topic, "Vast Ice" is now merged with
Ed's A chunk of Greenland fell off ...topic.
As you posted, melting ice and rising sea levels are is part of the scenario....
We now have one Topic about The Melting Ice of Planet Earth.  - Yowbarb
...

Linda
Global Moderator

Vast Ice

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/vast-ice-island-breaks-free-of-greenland-glacier/

August 7, 2010, 2:34 pm Vast Ice ‘Island’ Breaks Free of Greenland Glacier
By ANDREW C. REVKIN
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What will this do to sea levels?


Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m. | Updated  An enormous iceberg, about four times the size of Manhattan, broke away from Greenland

Yowbarb:
The Melting Ice of Planet Earth
Hi All I’m going to consolidate 2-3 Topics on melting ice.
Glacial ice, polar ice.
For starters, just  part of the story: Greenland.

Excerpts from the Greenland article, Wikipedia, Yowbarb…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland#Geography_and_climate

If the Greenland ice sheet were to melt away completely, the world's sea level would rise by more than 7 m (23 ft).[37]

Between 1989 and 1993, U.S. and European climate researchers drilled into the summit of Greenland's ice sheet, obtaining a pair of 3 km (1.9 mi) long ice cores. Analysis of the layering and chemical composition of the cores has provided a revolutionary new record of climate change in the Northern Hemisphere going back about 100,000 years, and illustrated that the world's weather and temperature have often shifted rapidly from one seemingly stable state to another, with worldwide consequences.[38] The glaciers of Greenland are also contributing to a rise in the global sea level at a faster rate than was previously believed.
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VillageIdiot:
NASA Research Finds 2010 Tied For Warmest Year On Record
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/jan/HQ_11-014_Warmest_Year.html

"...Global surface temperatures in 2010 tied 2005 as the warmest on record, according to an analysis released Wednesday by researchers at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

The two years differed by less than 0.018 degrees Fahrenheit. The difference is smaller than the uncertainty in comparing the temperatures of recent years, putting them into a statistical tie. In the new analysis, the next warmest years are 1998, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007, which are statistically tied for third warmest year. The GISS records begin in 1880.

The analysis found 2010 approximately 1.34 F warmer than the average global surface temperature from 1951 to 1980. To measure climate change, scientists look at long-term trends. The temperature trend, including data from 2010, shows the climate has warmed by approximately 0.36 F per decade since the late 1970s.

"If the warming trend continues, as is expected, if greenhouse gases continue to increase, the 2010 record will not stand for long," said James Hansen, the director of GISS..."

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