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Huge ice chunks break off New Zealand glacier – “We’ve got skyscraper-size icebergs floating around on the lake”

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Aerial view of ice calving from the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's largest. Photo: Richard Bottomley

8 February 2019 (BBC) – Huge chunks of ice have broken off the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s largest.

They have filled up at least a quarter of the meltwater lake at the foot of the glacier in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, reports say.

The lake started to form in the 1970s as the glacier rapidly retreated – a phenomenon thought to have been largely caused by global warming.

One guide says the chunks resemble huge skyscrapers lying on their side in the water.

“We’ve got skyscraper-size icebergs floating around on the lake,” Glacier Kayaking owner Charlie Hobbs told Radio New Zealand.

Another two local guides were alerted to the event early on Wednesday morning.

The falling ice chunks led to some “chaos” on the water, Anthony Harris, a guide at Southern Alps Guiding, told the stuff New Zealand website.

A tidal surge up to two metres (6.5ft) high damaged a lake jetty and lifted a boat trailer upside down onto another trailer, Mr Harris said.

“All in all, this is the most significant event I’ve seen in the last five years on the Tasman.” [more]

Tasman Glacier: Huge ice chunks break off New Zealand glacier

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  • Anonymous

    There is no such thing as Global warming.. It’s a scam, and always has been a scam. Quit producing articles
    that promote it.. Sure ice breaks off of Antarctica, always has, always will.. More ice forms on the opposite side
    (Eastern side of the continent). You never hear them say “New Ice has formed like crazy on the Eastern side
    of Antarctica”. The only thing you hear or see articles on is when there is ice that has broken off of the continent.

    If you want to see how wrong global warming really is.. Read Al Gore’s Book “An Inconvenient Truth”, or
    watch the film. Then take notes on what all was supposed to take place by this time.. None of it has, because
    it’s all a big farce to take YOUR money out of guilt by using carbon based fuels etc. A man named
    Maurice Strong from the U.N. came up with the scam back in the late 60′s. People like Al Gore took it
    further, realizing they could profit off of you! Meanwhile they laugh all of the way to the bank as they
    ride their jets to a fro, and live in mansions (like has them all over the place at YOUR expense).
    These people are nothing more than flim flam charlatan fakes, out to get YOUR money and make
    you feel guilty about everything you do. Remember that there was supposed to be no such thing as
    snow according to Al Gore, by 2013. All of the poles were supposed to be melted, and the Cities
    of New York and Miami were supposed to be underwater by now.. REALLY? It’s all a big hoax
    to make money.. Thank GOD, that now even the scientists are all jumping ship on the hoax.
    Read the article from this link below please.




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