October 2, 2019
We were warned but we didn’t listen.
An iceberg five times the size of Malta has broken off Antarctica.
The D28 iceberg was captured by the European Union Earth Observation Program calving from the Amery ice shelf.
Known as ‘Loose Tooth’, this iceberg is 688 feet thick and contains 347 billion tons of ice –scientists are not connecting this event to climate change, but have concerns about ships traveling in its path.
Although some may point to climate change as the cause for the separation, Scripps and her team say this event is not linked to it.
Scientists have said that this is a natural event and this is how ‘ice streams maintain equilibrium, balancing the input of snow upstream’, according to BBC NEWS.
HOW DARE THEY?
That doesn’t even make any sense! Of course climate change is the culprit! The iceberg changed, the glacier changed, everything is changing because of climate change!
Amery is the third largest ice shelf in Antarctica, and extends inland from Prydz and MacKenzei bays – both feed into the Indian Ocean.
The ‘calving’, or breaking away, of a massive iceberg from the Amery glacier has not happened since the early 1960s – a chunk of ice that was 3,474 square miles in area, according to BBC News.
D28 was only 631 square miles, which is just a little smaller than Scotland’s Isle of Skye, but still poses a threat to ships traveling in its path.
However, scientists were expecting this Loose Tooth to break off.
Professor Helen Fricker from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography had predicted this event back in 2002 — suggesting it would calve sometime between 2010 and 2015.
‘It is the molar compared to a baby tooth,’ Professor Fricker told BBC News.
‘I am excited to see this calving event after all these years. We knew it would happen eventually, but just to keep us all on our toes, it is not exactly where we expected it to be.’
‘While there is much to be concerned about in Antarctica, there is no cause for alarm yet for this particular ice shelf,’ Prof Fricker added.
Are you questioning Climate Change, Professor Fricker?
The world is burning. Everything’s on fire.
Just look around you. Even corn crops are burning.
Rising ground-based ozone levels are already decimating corn crops in regions such as India and China, with researchers predicting yield losses of around 10 per cent.
Ozone — which is released as a by product of fossil fuel usage — effectively prematurely ages the crops and makes them less efficient at making energy to grow.
Unlike other emissions like carbon dioxide and methane, however, its impact of plant production has gone largely unnoticed.
Researchers found that two of the most common commercial varieties of the popular vegetable suffer particularly badly when exposed to more of the gas.
The resulting reduction of crop yields match those caused by droughts.
How are we going to make high fructose corn syrup without corn?! Goyfeed wouldn’t be the same without it.
How are we even going to feed people without corn?
This is a catastrophe.
If we don’t hurry and buy Tesla cars and adopt lettuce-based diets, there’ll be nothing left of this corn-syrup-infested planet for future generations.