For the global warming deniers
This has been predicted for years. Now it's happened.
Will the rightwing commentators, who like to use the intellectually dishonest technique of cherry-picking scattered reports of record snows in their effort to "prove" warming is not taking place, mention this one?
Don't hold your breath.
From AP (The bold is key):
WASHINGTON -- A chunk of Antarctic ice about seven times the size of Manhattan suddenly collapsed, putting an even greater portion of glacial ice at risk, scientists said Tuesday.
Scientists flocked to take pictures and shoot video after a massive chunk of the Wilkins ice shelf collapsed in Antarctica.
Satellite images show the runaway disintegration of a 160-square-mile chunk in western Antarctica, which started February 28. It was the edge of the Wilkins ice shelf and has been there for hundreds, maybe 1,500 years.
This is the result of global warming, said British Antarctic Survey scientist David Vaughan.
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