September 3rd, 2010
02:07 PM ET

Massive iceberg on the move in Northern Hemisphere

The European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite is tracking the iceberg.

The largest chunk of ice in the Northern Hemisphere is on the move – at a four-hundredths-of-a-kilometer an hour clip.

Satellite imagery from the European Space Agency shows that a massive iceberg that calved from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier on August 4 has cruised into the Nares Strait, putting 28 kilometers between it and its source.

The 245-square-kilometer iceberg – that’s about four times the size of Manhattan – faces a fractured future. The satellite imagery shows it has hit a small island, which is slowing its journey but also threatening to break it up.

The berg is being tracked by the European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite
, using both radar and photographs.

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  1. billybobthornbushes

    And, I pharted will that cause the planet to go into complete melt-down?

    September 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      methane gas is an accelerant. you will receive your fart tax bill soon.

      September 3, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. John

    No, what the right is saying is:
    1) Terry Schaivo should live – better to err on the side of life
    2) Saddam has WMD's – better to err on the side of life
    3) Stop abortions – better to err on the side of life
    4) Stop global warming and the possible destruction of our planet – Well, heck, that just sounds expensive!

    DONG!!!

    September 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. steeve-o

    That's cold.

    September 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    End of the world by iceberg ?....my recommendation....lay in lots of beer....you won't care about the end of the world and at least your beer will be cold...

    September 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hugh2505

    Nah, the world isn't ending just yet. Hey, why don't we put an Air Force Base on this sucker? 🙂

    September 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tom

    You couldn't just say 40 meters per hour? It has to be 'four-hundredths-of-a-kilometer' per hour?

    September 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mm

    Nature will take care of itself just fine! Let it float because it isn't going where God don't want it to go.

    September 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rod

    This report sounds like it was made by someone that is trying desparately to save their government job.
    The reality however has been reported on C-SPAN by the Deficit Comission as follows: All of the taxes
    collected in the entire country are all spent on just 3 programs: Social Security, Medicare, Medical, that's it.
    ALL of the rest of the government, The EPA, the Dept of Trans, NASA, Dept of Education, The Defense Dept,
    and everything else is paid for by barrowing from China or the "printin press". With that said, it NO LONGER
    matters what the Liberals say about global warming, climate change, cap 'n hand legislation.....we have NO
    money, since we sent our Private Sector Polluting Industry to China, so we are all DONE here, and many of
    the enviros will soon loose their precious government checks by default. They should WAKE up and get real
    jobs while they still can, if they really no how to do anything in the REAL world.

    September 3, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. philipe12

    Well "chicken little"...The world certainly is not just begining! And you may not have noticed> the world's condition certainly has NOT been improvoing ea. year. Maybe Hawkings world where gravity explains how swiss watches came to be.is "improving", but not this world.

    September 3, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. anderson

    What in the world possesses someone to say "four hundredths of a kilometer per hour" instead of "forty meters per hour"? Oh well, whatever, that's just my 20 thousandths of a dollar.

    September 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hangem_High

      Your two cents worth (or your $.02 worth). Whatever.

      September 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • jj20091991

      @Anderson... lol i thoght the same thing when i read

      September 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mark

    Global Warming, theory at best.

    September 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DirtyBob

    Willy the Polar Bear told me it was the biggest one he'd ever seen.

    September 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. papajmg

    SO, WHAT DOES THIS ICE BERG MEAN TO ALL OF US AND SHOULD I REALLY BE CONCERNED ABOUT IT?
    THERE IS SLIM TO NO CHANCE THAT ME AND MY BOAT WILL BE ANYWHERE NEAR IT IN THE NEAR FUTURE
    WHO GIVES A CRAP

    September 3, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Three Dog Mama

    Thanks everyone for the entertainmentI I did enjoy reading the comments.

    September 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jo an

    We know that Rush will deny it's existence...and Palin will shoot it...

    September 3, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Triple A

      the BHO will apologize to it for the evil American empires part in contributing to it's demise

      September 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
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