Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ice, Ice, Baby.

This can't be good:

Huge chunk snaps off storied Arctic ice shelf:

"A four-square-kilometre chunk has broken off Ward Hunt Ice Shelf - the largest remaining ice shelf in the Arctic - threatening the future of the giant frozen mass that northern explorers have used for years as the starting point for their treks.

Scientists say the break, the largest on record since 2005, is the latest indication that climate change is forcing the drastic reshaping of the Arctic coastline, where 9,000 square kilometres of ice have been whittled down to less than 1,000 over the past century, and are only showing signs of decreasing further."

Yeah, watch:

Daily Kos: Watch for the Steal


Interesting read.

The Long Run - As a Professor, Obama Enthralled Students and Puzzled Faculty - Series -


Ah, alcohol.

Drunken passengers force flight to land in Germany:

"Two drunken British women went on a rampage on a charter plane, hitting one flight attendant with a bottle of vodka and trying to open a cabin door as the aircraft was cruising over Austria at 10,000 meters (32,800 feet), police said Saturday."

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