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Greenpeace expected massive break-off from Greenland glacier

by EdHannigan / August 13, 2010 8:35 AM PDT
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j62JpHY9zSz-Ofpyt34c08rQvejg

COPENHAGEN ? Environmental watchdog Greenpeace said Thursday it was expecting the disintegration of the Petermann glacier in north-western Greenland, from which a massive ice island four times the size of Manhattan broke off earlier this month...

He added that the last time the Arctic lost such a large chunk of ice was in 1962.

1962? Gee, there's a trend for you.
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Why is it called "Greenland" anyway?
by EdHannigan / August 13, 2010 8:44 AM PDT
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Narwhal tusks
by Roger NC / August 14, 2010 5:07 AM PDT

Weren't they sometimes sold as unicorn horns to those that believed in such? made them a bit more valuable on the market probably.

Anyway, I've read a bit about that somewhere, the horn was sold as having all sorts of magical and curative properties.

Roger

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"Four times the size of Manhattan"
by Mike_Hanks / August 13, 2010 8:49 AM PDT

Or 1/800 the size of Texas.

Read a story last week that Greenpeace may be going bankrupt.
GOOD !!

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Why good?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 14, 2010 7:22 AM PDT

So you couldn't care less if countries like Norway and Japan hunt whales for, "experimental purposes"?

Without pressure from Greenpeace and others producing the ban on whale hunting, which nearly every other country has adhered to, (except those mentioned), many of the larger whales would now be extinct. Is that something to be pleased about?

You wish Greenpeace never did that?

Mark

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What a silly assumption that you made
by Mike_Hanks / August 14, 2010 10:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Why good?

If that were all that Greenpeace did..............................

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(NT) You're all heart
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 14, 2010 9:36 PM PDT
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