Oh Larsen C

DEiK5LrWAAAjKu5 As sung by British Sea Power. Sou has some nice stuff, as does everyone else.

Although the "news" is that the last thread of ice has broken, it's an enormous berg so it isn't about to float off in a hurry1, and indeed the last tiny neck was probably only a formality.

What does it all mean? Pfft, we may never know. Everyone else will tell, you anyway. Back to the Arctic I think.


1. A pic shows some apparent visible spacing of the berg to the rest of the iceshelf, so perhaps it is moving. We'll see.


* Brief Communication: Newly developing rift in Larsen C Ice Shelf presents significant risk to stability; D. Jansen et al.
* Sane response to press release - me, 2007.
* Antarctic iceberg crack develops fork from Aunty
* Bonus Quotation of the Day… from Cafe Hayek: “Politics Without Romance”.
The climate has always changed. What do you conclude?
- Stephan
* The Larsen C Iceberg Is Already Cracking Up - July 19th.

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British Sea Power is broken.

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Antarctic iceberg crack develops fork from Aunty

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By Phil Hays (not verified) on 14 Jul 2017 #permalink

Isn't full of sound and fury but still signifying nothing.

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Wordfence is giving me a hard time here @ Stoat.

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Same problems with access yesterday.