Here Comes the Ice

November 22, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

The largest floating glacier in the northern hemisphere is cracking again. Scientists are expecting five billion tons of ice to break away from the Petermann glacier this summer—a piece about the size of Manhattan. In fact, the ice chunk contains enough water to supply New York City for more than two years

A team of independent scientists spent the past two weeks studying the 50-mile long, 10-mile wide “ice tounge” on the northwest coast of Greenland. Aboard the Arctic Sunrise, a Greenpeace ship, they took photographs and footage of the massive glacier.

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