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Watch a miles-square piece of glacial ice disappear

glacier watchingIn 10 years glacial ice has retreated MORE than in the previous 100 years. Watch a huge piece disappear live in this impressive excerpt from the Academy Award nominated film Chasing Ice. A piece as large as the lower end of Manhattan with elevations as high as 600 feet, was filmed breaking just apart and disappearing.

This is what global warming’s all about, people. Glaciers are disappearing because our planet’s warming up and when they go, warm up accelerates. Methane gas – many times more dangerous than carbon because of its impact on the protective shell outside our planet shielding us from the sun’s rays – escapes from the Arctic Ocean floor as vegetation trapped in the ice begins to decompose. This is why we need to heal our planet.