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Eight times Manhattan island iceberg breaks off from Antarctic glacier

Thursday, July 11th 2013 - 07:08 UTC
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Pine Island Glacier (PIG), the longest and fastest flowing glacier in the Antarctic, has spawned a huge iceberg. The block measures about 720 sq km in area - roughly eight times the size of Manhattan Island in New York. Read full article


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  • Rufus

    Now that's a fairly substantial chunk of ice (for a more useful size comparison than the one provided it's slightly bigger than Anglesey).

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    How long before Argentina lands a rag-tag gang of rapists to claim it as part of the glorious imperial fatherland?

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “t is a very natural process and scientists say it should not be tied directly to the very real climate changes that are also affecting this part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.”

    The “very real climate changes” mmm, are you sure this is not your previous scare story of “Global Warming”?

    Of course it is natural, the world is natural, FFS!

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    “Eight times Manhattan island iceberg breaks off from Antarctic glacier”

    Anyone want a Martini???

    2 screenname

    They will probably be shouting and screaming in the UN that this further evidence that the UK is Militarizing the South Atlantic... This is not an Iceberg at all, It's a new UK Stealth aircraft carrier.....

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Sham then, Argentina could not breakaway and float off

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @4 TooOld

    Shhh, don't give the game away about Project Habakkuk (

    Jul 12th, 2013 - 09:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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