The new ice island

On August 5, one of the largest glaciers off the coast of Greenland lost about a quarter of its 43-mile long ice shelf. It just separated and started to flow away. Why did this happen and what could be the consequences?

Need to Know’s Alison Stewart spoke with Professor Andreas Muenchow of the University of Delaware’s College of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment. He has been researching the area since 2003.

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Comments

  • DALE SULLIVAN

    IS THERE ANYWAY THE ISLAND COULD BE TOWED/STEERED TO SOMEWHERE IT COULD BE MINED AND USED?

  • Colin

    I would love it if you guys would provide transcripts of these podcasts… I would love to read these but listening to a 12 minute audiocast at my desk is a little more tough to commit too.

  • http://northcapitolstreet.com/2010/08/audio-the-new-ice-island/ Audio: The New Ice Island North Capitol Street

    [...] podcast was produced by Need to Know for the Climate Desk collaboration. [...]

  • Mary Jane

    I agree with Colin!