Scientist ‘gob-smacked’ at glacier break-up

BBC: New pictures have revealed the extent to which a huge glacier in northern Greenland has broken up in just two years, claims a glaciologist. Dr Alun Hubbard of Aberystwyth University said he was "gob-smacked" by the scale of the Petermann Glacier's break-up since he last visited in 2009. The glacier is 186 miles (300km) long and 3,280ft (1000m) high - over three times the height of the Eiffel Tower. Last year, it shed a piece of ice measuring 77 square miles (200 sq km). Dr Hubbard has......

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