Showing posts from November 5, 2011

Huge Chunk of Antarctic Ice Sheet Set to Break Free

Christian Science Monitor - Nov 5 A 300-square-mile portion of the Pine Island Glacier is expected to break off in the next few months, creating a massive Antarctic iceberg. The glacier is contributing to sea-level rise. Details here.  A close-up view of the crack spreading across the ice shelf of Pine Island  Glacier captured by the Digital Mapping System (DMS) aboard NASA's DC-8  October 26, 2011. REUTERS/NASA/DMS/Handout

Jump In Greenhouse Gases Is Biggest Ever Seen - U.S. Department Of Energy

Huff  Post Green - SETH BORENSTEIN  WASHINGTON — The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made global warming. Details here.   (Above) Big trucks, motors running, wait  for their Big Macs at a Macdonald's  "drive-thru" in Winnipeg. (PLT photo.)