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Glacier comparable in size to Manhattan caught on film breaking up

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

    Magnificent Mr. Hole Well-Known Member

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    [video=youtube_share;vHmxBmA7tQo]http://youtu.be/vHmxBmA7tQo[/video]

    Video of that event, captured along with other frightening scenes, is front and center in "Chasing Ice," a recently-released documentary focused on examining the world's glaciers to determine evidence of broader climate change.

    According to The Guardian, the glacier's calving (estimated to be 4.5 cubic miles in size) was captured by a team assembled by filmmaker James Balog near the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. The entire ordeal took 75 minutes.

    "Pieces of ice were shooting up out of the ocean 600 feet, and then falling," says one of the filmmakers describing the event.

    "The only way that you can really try to put it into scale with human reference is if you imagine Manhattan, and all of a sudden, all of those buildings just start to rumble, and quake, and peel off, fall over, and roll around. This whole massive city just breaking apart in front of your eyes," he aids.

    Though it wasn't caught on tape, a glacier twice the size of Manhattan split from Greenland's Petermann Glacier earlier this summer. The calving of that 46-square mile piece of ice was an unprecedented event in the 150 years that humans have been observing icebergs.
     
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    Reminds me of the deuce I dropped this morning
     
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    good luck with this thread, man.

    peace + love.
     
  5. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    Thank you. With two replies this is my most successful thread ever.
     
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    i wonder how pizza would taste made with Manhattan glacial water?
     
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    It's sad when glaciers break up. He probably told her she was cold as ice in bed.



    Thank you.
     
  8. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    Pretty good. Pretty pretty good.

    [video=youtube_share;36BvyC_ODRM]http://youtu.be/36BvyC_ODRM[/video]
     
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    :rs:
     
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    And so it begins.....

    Keeeeeennnnnnnnnnny!
    :bigcry:


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  11. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    That doesn't look like Joel or Mike's head, who's head is that?
     
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    Joel was having a bad hair day.

    Remember its a poor VHS rip from 1991 :coffee:
     
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    Maybe someone should organize a charity relief concert for it.
     
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    It looks like it might be George Washington.
     
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    Damn that was pretty crazy watching that thing fall apart
     
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    :giggle::giggle:
     
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    Liberals blew it up as part of their Fake Global Warming Evyill Conspiracy!
     
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    "Ooooh Gunter! Luke at all diss iyssss!"
     
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    how much money can we give to al gore to make it all better?
     
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