Friday, December 29, 2006

Ayles Ice Shelf Collapses

This is a picture of a large portion of the Ayles Ice Shelf on the north shores of Canada breaking free. Ii amounts to 54.5% of the entire Ayles Ice shelf, or to put that in perspective, roughly the size of 11,000 football fields. The Ayles Shelf is one of only six ice shelves left in Canada. From The Age:
"This is a dramatic and disturbing event. It shows that we are losing
remarkable features of the Canadian North that have been in place for many
thousands of years. We are crossing climate thresholds, and these may signal the
onset of accelerated change ahead," [Laval University's Warwick] Vincent said

In 10 years of working in the region he has never seen such a dramatic loss
of sea ice, he said.
It's called Global Warming. Act now.

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