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New Manhattan floats off Greenland coast

by | 19th, July 2012

HOW big is the iceberg that’s broken off the Petermann Glacier in Greenland? How many double-decker buses high? How many football pitches long?

Seattle Pi: “A Manhattan-size iceberg has broken off a Greenland glacier.”

Yahoo!: “A massive iceberg larger than Manhattan has broken away from the floating end of a Greenland glacier this week.”

Planet Save: “A massive ice island in the region, which is almost double the size of Manhattan, is no more joining with the Greenland’s massive Peterman Glacier.”

Gulf News: “Iceberg twice Manhattan’s size breaks off Greenland glacier.”

BBC: “It is not a collapse but it is certainly a significant event,” Eric Rignot from Nasa said in a statement.

In 2010 chunk, a chunk of ice four times the size of Manhattan calved off the Petermann Glacier.

Glaciers melt in summer. Manhattan property prices plumet.



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