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DMelges
12-09-2009, 11:56 AM
Yeah, this is proof of global warming. hahaha
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/12/09/australia.iceberg/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Superdope
12-09-2009, 11:58 AM
Hah, Australia will totally be like that ship in Titanic... What was its name again?

dexter12296566
12-09-2009, 11:58 AM
Wow... That's not good! What happens when it gets to Australia?!

dexter12296566
12-09-2009, 11:59 AM
Hah, Australia will totally be like that ship in Titanic... What was its name again?

LOL! Good one!!!

DMelges
12-09-2009, 12:00 PM
Hah, Australia will totally be like that ship in Titanic... What was its name again?

lol

Australia's going down, baby. Seriously though, I'm hoping to find some pictures off the shoreline of Australia to see this iceberg getting closer.

dexter12296566
12-09-2009, 12:01 PM
lol

Australia's going down, baby. Seriously though, I'm hoping to find some pictures off the shoreline of Australia to see this iceberg getting closer.

Is it going to stop or keep going once it gets there and like flood parts of Australia and kill people? When do they think it will actually reach Australia?!

Rooster
12-09-2009, 12:05 PM
Hah, Australia will totally be like that ship in Titanic... What was its name again?

Here's a screen shot that might help with the name:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2137/2438149842_e8aa6da1ac.jpg

T-6005
12-09-2009, 12:05 PM
This is pretty much the least funny thing ever.

dexter12296566
12-09-2009, 12:06 PM
I'm sorry but I need to agree with Thibault on that one!

DMelges
12-09-2009, 12:07 PM
Is it going to stop or keep going once it gets there and like flood parts of Australia and kill people? When do they think it will actually reach Australia?!

Well, they'll soon be able to see it from the shore. So that means it's pretty close.
This iceberg is twice the size of Manhattan. I don't see it killing anybody, but I guess it might get stranded on an australian beach.... This time of year, is it very cold in Australia? If it gets cold, the iceberg will take a while to melt. Actually, scratch that. This iceberg broke off around 10 years ago. If it hasn't melted away by now, it wont for a long time.

dexter12296566
12-09-2009, 12:09 PM
Well, they'll soon be able to see it from the shore. So that means it's pretty close.
This iceberg is twice the size of Manhattan. I don't see it killing anybody, but I guess it might get stranded on an australian beach.... This time of year, is it very cold in Australia? If it gets cold, the iceberg will take a while to melt. Actually, scratch that. This iceberg broke off around 10 years ago. If it hasn't melted away by now, it wont for a long time.

I had a neighbor who maved here from Australia and she said it doesn't get cold there!

DMelges
12-09-2009, 12:10 PM
I had a neighbor who maved here from Australia and she said it doesn't get cold there!

Great, so Australians will have alot to talk about soon, ahahaha

dexter12296566
12-09-2009, 12:11 PM
Great, so Australians will have alot to talk about soon, ahahaha

LOL! Oh crikey, it's gonna take a lot more than the old barbie to melt that!

Rooster
12-09-2009, 12:12 PM
It wasn't supposed to be funny. There's nothing funny about an ice berg heading towards Australia. This is serious stuff. If it collides with Australia it would be like Titanic and The Day After Tomorrow combined.

DMelges
12-09-2009, 12:12 PM
It wasn't supposed to be funny. There's nothing funny about an ice berg heading towards Australia. This is serious stuff. If it collides with Australia it would be like Titanic and The Day After Tomorrow combined.

It could cause a pretty big earthquake...

dexter12296566
12-09-2009, 12:14 PM
It could cause a pretty big earthquake...

Would it cause an earthquake? I thought they were tectonic plates rubbing together. I didn't think anything on the surface could cause that to happen!

DMelges
12-09-2009, 12:17 PM
Would it cause an earthquake? I thought they were tectonic plates rubbing together. I didn't think anything on the surface could cause that to happen!

Considering that this iceberg is twice the size of Manhattan, it wont break itself apart easily. If it starts to slide against the australian shore, scraping against the ground under water, yes it could cause a big earthquake. (someone correct me if I'm wrong)

dexter12296566
12-09-2009, 12:18 PM
Considering that this iceberg is twice the size of Manhattan, it wont break itself apart easily. If it starts to slide against the australian shore, scraping against the ground under water, yes it could cause a big earthquake. (someone correct me if I'm wrong)

That is weird though. I would think if ice was in water, even cold water as long as it isn't ice itself, it would melt. Where did the iceberg come from that it has been on it's way to Australia for ten years?!

Rooster
12-09-2009, 12:20 PM
Earthquake? Doesn't seem likely to me. Maybe the collision would be felt a bit because of all that mass, but an earthquake, no. And it wouldn't get to the coast either. Considering it's size it would get stuck pretty far from the shore (isn't like 80% of the iceberg under water?).

DMelges
12-09-2009, 12:21 PM
That is weird though. I would think if ice was in water, even cold water as long as it isn't ice itself, it would melt. Where did the iceberg come from that it has been on it's way to Australia for ten years?!

It came from antartica. And has been drifting in water for 10 years. It did melt alot, but it's still huge. So I don't think it'll melt so soon, even with warm weather.

dexter12296566
12-09-2009, 12:23 PM
Global Warming is bad! GO GREEN!:D

calichix
12-09-2009, 12:47 PM
can whoever keeps putting 'threads not made by jojan' kill him/herself please?

IamSam
12-09-2009, 12:58 PM
Wow... That's not good! What happens when it gets to Australia?!

We have a giant shaved ice party.

dexter12296566
12-09-2009, 05:42 PM
can whoever keeps putting 'threads not made by jojan' kill him/herself please?

That's not nice, and why do you care? Are you secretly Jojan?!

jacknife737
12-09-2009, 06:01 PM
We have a giant shaved ice party.

Hell's yeah.

Lizardus
12-09-2009, 06:52 PM
Wow... That's not good! What happens when it gets to Australia?!

Australia will sink and nothing of value will be lost


We have a giant shaved ice party.
That too.

wheelchairman
12-09-2009, 08:22 PM
Are you secretly Jojan?!

I want to know the truth.

DMelges
12-11-2009, 06:30 AM
Here's an update on the topic.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091211/wl_afp/australiaantarcticaiceberg

Experts believe the iceberg -- known as B17B -- is likely to break up as it enters warmer waters nearer Australia, creating hundreds of smaller icebergs in a hazard to passing ships.

dexter12296566
12-12-2009, 06:58 AM
Experts believe the iceberg -- known as B17B -- is likely to break up as it enters warmer waters nearer Australia, creating hundreds of smaller icebergs in a hazard to passing ships.


Well that's not good!!!

DMelges
12-14-2009, 05:55 PM
New Update: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091214/ts_afp/australiaantarcticaiceberg

randy
12-14-2009, 06:18 PM
Thatīs good beacuse Australiaīs half population is asian.:D