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Date: 11/01/07 02:34 AM

65 Responses to Iceberg Collapse

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2007 at 1:36 am
    Link: Iceberg Collapse - Footage of an iceberg breaking apart off the coast of Argentina.
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    lamester Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 2:39 am
    this makes me want cold water......thirst.....first
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    xxmiranda Female 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 2:40 am
    global warming is so sad... but pretty!
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    Berserk505 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 2:41 am
    Like watching natures
    fireworks. I want some
    blue ice.
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    tarayayo Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 2:42 am
    everyone`s clapping and cheering for global warming yaaaaay
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    xxmiranda Female 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 2:42 am
    lol at the person in the background.. ``
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    Smollet Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 3:33 am
    YAY!!! go global warming!
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    EvilSock737 Female 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 3:40 am
    That looked pretty cool...
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    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 4:21 am
    pretty cool..but global warming is obviously taking effect thar
    and people are happy
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    biffyclyro27 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 4:26 am
    that wasnt the effect of global warming. That was due to the water running through and alongside the ice. You know just like landslides on cliffs.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 4:26 am
    I`m fairly certain that`s a glacier, not an iceberg, but whatever; that was kinda cool to watch.
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    camonaipo Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 5:46 am
    Saw this video last week in class and our teacher said this was GOOD because "we could be able to find frozen specimens that were inside the glacier"... the ignorance of some people...

    Btw, I think that`s in Patagonia

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    kennybrooks Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2007 at 6:48 am
    Amazing how people still deny that global warming is not occurring and how some people there cheered when the large piece fell off.
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    wuguwa Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 8:34 am
    aww dang...i was going to say "yay global warming!" guys beat me to it again...thanks...just...thanks...
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    Evildick Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2007 at 8:46 am
    Don`t worry about the global warming, it will rectify itself one way or the other. Even if it has to kill you and your family to do it.

    The planet has been much warmer in the past and also much colder. With such wild swings it`s falacy to believe the earth`s biosphere won`t survive because of a slight global average temperature increase now.

    Actually, it won`t even kill the humans (all of us anyway), just be really inconvenient as the climate changes make fertile land desert and deserts infertile. Imagine the Sahara becoming the breadbasket of the world, and northern Europe and America turned into a icy wasteland.

    Not trying to neglect the southern hemisphere but, I don`t know what the changes in the currents would do to their climate.

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    GanjaMan Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 9:40 am
    Isn`t this kind of thing which happens even without global warming? I always thought it was just what happens in nature.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2007 at 9:53 am
    lol at the kneejerk "global warming" reactions.

    This was the result of the river boring a hole through the ice. Get the facts before your little brainwashed minds jump to conclusions.

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    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    November 1, 2007 at 10:08 am
    ^manorrd - exactly what I was thinking.
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    tricky13 Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 10:58 am
    iceberg?.... yea glaciers are always on the move like rivers but reaaaaallllly slowly so the end of em is gona melt when it gets to the bottom eventually
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    Naz14 Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 11:38 am
    werent those people afraid that a really really big piece was going to break off and they would get flooded with cold water? id be backing up a bit...
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    Pielle Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 11:52 am
    Manorrd and patriotpappy, obviously crying that this being is a an effect of global warming without further investigation is probably a bit shortsighted. But your reactions is dowright stupid and dangerous.

    Obviously, it is the river that is boring a hole trought the ice. But why is this river there? And why does it have that intensity? That river is porbably glacier meltwater and is probably much stronger then usual because of the warmer temperatures.

    There is nothing in the images that can tell us if the observed phenomena is naturaly occuring and constant among the years. But the earth`s glacier`s ARE melting, and the earth IS warming up. There is a CONSENSUS umong the scientif comunity about these things. Get YOUR facts straigth before your narrowminded blindness gets all of us to feel serious consequences. And when that happens, remember how much of a dildo you here for not beliving it and refusing to be part of/blocking the solution.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 12:05 pm
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    Jioey Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 12:15 pm
    That was cool :)
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    Llamaalex Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 1:27 pm
    Piele: Judging by the amount of people there this was obviously expected, that coupled with that fact that it`s getting towards summer in that part of the world leads me to believe that this is an annual event, probably on the first day warm enough to melt the ice quickly.

    So shut up about global warming

    and before you give me any of that be part of the solution not the problem rubbish there is nothing that makes me want to pollute more than people like you blaming EVERYTHING on global warming. So you be part of the solution, don`t make me burn a bag of kittens.

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    Weaselplaza Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2007 at 2:18 pm
    This is the Perito Moreno glacier in the Parque Nacional Perito Moreno in the south of Argentina.
    It takes a long time for the `bridge` to build again and then it collapses again.
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    chilum Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2007 at 2:19 pm
    1. This is Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina.
    2. The glacier advances at 2 meters per day. (Freaking fast for a glacier.)
    3. The glacier moves into a lake and eventually blocks the lake into two parts. (There is no river.)
    4. The tunnel collapses every 4 years or so.
    5. This glacier hasn`t been affected by global warming, unlike other glaciers in the area. Some have almost disappeared in the last 10 years.
    6. I`ve seen this glaicer in person!
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    Wow...Pielle...what an idiot.

    "If I can just hammer this square peg into this round hole hard enough...."

    I`m all for saving the planet, but this is clip shows a re-occurring phenomenon. The only thing "stupid and dangerous" is to jump to conclusions...any conclusion...especially when it`s inspired by whatever holy war you happen to be involved in.

    You rant and rave like a lunatic, call people on this forum names, place them in the enemy camp, just because someone dares to mention that the clip probably had nothing to do with global warming?

    Who`s the real dildo, Pielle

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    Orchyd Female 18-29
    43 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    Amen manorrd! I especially liked the part where you two being so `ignorant` will cause us all to feel the consequences. Bet ya didn`t know you were THAT important! :P

    Video didn`t work for me, but I`ll go back and try it again in... *gulp*... IE. *sigh*

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    bloomfever Female 30-39
    64 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 3:16 pm
    They are clapping?? Don`t they know melting icebergs..not a good thing. Global Warming people.
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    mluther Male 13-17
    1023 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 3:17 pm
    iceberg poneage.
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    dynapyre Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    global warming doesn`t exist, do some research people and don`t take everything that you hear from "experts" as the truth.

    the vid is really cool though :-) I loved watching the falling ice chunks get successively larger until the grand finale!

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    kooshi_govno Male 70 & Over
    313 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 5:12 pm
    thats really incredible, and what a beautiful formation
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    roduku Male 50-59
    446 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 5:20 pm
    I see that every time I open my freezer door.
  34. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 5:20 pm
    they cheer for a glacier falling of into a river... but in reality...

    it was as boring as well... watching ice melt

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    DoggyTom Male 13-17
    94 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    What the hell kinda twats would cheer at that...
  36. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    i know... my above statement had a pun in it! :-D

    and global warming does exist... but humans arnt causing the problem... refer the guy on the first page... if you havent read it yet...

  37. Profile photo of Doomlike
    Doomlike Male 13-17
    416 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 5:23 pm
    Oh noez, it`s time to panic becuz t3h global warmign will kill uz !!! :0

    *runs in circles*

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    SiriusLives Female 18-29
    428 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 5:51 pm
    Yes, let`s all cheer for global warming!
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    llamaseacow Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 5:52 pm
    That WAS relaxing BEFORE i read the comments on global i`m just sad :-(
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    Sean_confer Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 6:04 pm
    lol Its a glacier, Still cool though.

    And yes I realize 222 other people probably said the same exact thing I just said But idc. im not going to go through every single message and read messages that was typed by someone who thinks they know something on the subject so they had to make a long winded session and crap.

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    Pielle Male 18-29
    201 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 6:12 pm
    Llamaalex, Manorrd : Can you even read? Or if you can read, are you able to properly understand a text? The object of my post was NOT to say that that particular event was linked to golabal warming. The object of my post was to say that saying that it is obviously not linked to GW is just as stupid as saying that is defitly is. You know like in "we dont know". If you actualy knew that THIS particular event was positivly NOT linked to GW, then you sould have enlighten us with the information you had.

    I am not a environmental activist and I dont care if Llamaalex burns a bag of kittens, I just think that GW is not something to be taken lightly. There is a scientific concensus at the momment, if you are to oppose global warming, bring some sound facts.

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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 6:14 pm
    too bad i dont care about global warming. its your fault not mine
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    citruspinman Male 70 & Over
    169 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    Pielle, I think you should get your head out of your ass before you speak. I think you are one of the stupid ass-captains that have only seen the "Inconvenient Truth" and are trying to force your opinions on other people. Before you try to pull that move, you should see all of the viewpoints of an issue, in this case, global warming. You have seen the make-believe scientist/politician/bringer of bad news spill his crap upon you, so now i think you should see the real scientists talk about global warming. Al Gore used vague statements and gross exaggerations. So you should let the grown ups talk now, "The Great Global Warming Swindle" is a movie made by REAL scientists, and they have FACTS. Al Gore is NOT A REAL SCIENTIST, he does NOT HAVE FACTS. And who said this climate right now is the optimal one? As the temperature changes, we will adapt. You idiot.

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    Thundabolt37 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 9:17 pm
    I agree!

    (but with who?)

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2007 at 9:45 pm
    ^^Pielle, citruspinman and others,

    Before I start, I`m a professional geoscientist, so I know what I`m talking about. First off, this is the annual summer melting of the Perito Moreno Glacier (not an "iceberg off the coast of Argentina" as per the description), and has little to do with global warming.

    Secondly (directed at you, citrus), "The Great Global Warming Swindle" is even worse than "An Inconvenient Truth" in terms of distorting the scientific facts (although both are guilty) to meet the requirements of the preconceived message. Each movie/pseudo-documentary tries to convince the watcher that there is a "scientific consensus" on global warming one way or the other. The truth of the matter is, the jury is still out among us earth scientists.

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    natakalt Female 18-29
    1698 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 9:58 pm
    hey! finally my something about my cauntry!


    and yeah it`s glaciar perito moreno in the south or arg.

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    gabcab Male 13-17
    404 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 10:04 pm
    Does anyone know if this is annual or if this is permanent?
  48. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2007 at 10:06 pm
    Listen up,

    In the late PreCambrian period (c.700Mya), the entire planet was frozen. I mean one big ice cap from pole to equator. If you could have observed earth from space, it would have looked like a giant pearl.

    By the early Cretaceous (c.135Mya), things had reversed, and the global climate was tropical from pole to pole. There were no ice-caps, and the entire planet was covered in warm tropical seas.

    Point is, this was a looooong way before people came along. The climate naturally varies wildly, by natural processes.

    So Pielle (I had a go at citrus earlier, so only fair that I have a go at you now), don`t presume that global climate change is caused by human effects. Global wamring is real. The Question is, how much is due to us?

    Personally, I think the answer is "Very Little". Climate Change is natural, and very little to do with people, if we recycle, what type of car we drive, etc etc.

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    Pielle Male 18-29
    201 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 10:08 pm
    As I said, I was baching them about thier way of balantly discrediting global warming without giving anything to back it up. I am well aware that the "Inconveniant Truth" is a propagandist movie. It also seems that "The great Global Swindle" is just as much... Who to belive? I am not a hardcore activist either, there seem to be some serious evidence for anthropogenic global warming but I am aware of the opposition.

    Refusing the evidence and being wrong could be casatrofic while acting now (but still reasonably) will only haste a bit the inevitable fossil fuel weaning.

    I say better safe then sorry.

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    swankdat Female 13-17
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    November 1, 2007 at 10:32 pm
    why are the people cheering? such a large amount of ice melting isnt good.
  51. Profile photo of citruspinman
    citruspinman Male 70 & Over
    169 posts
    November 1, 2007 at 10:40 pm
    Well damn, I mean its not like its the end of the world, warmer could be better as far as we know. People are so scared of "LIEK OGM WARMAR WETHAR" when they have no clue what the effects can be. We will adapt to the changes of the Earth, its not gunna happen overnight (if it does at all). And thanks for posting the climate changes davymid
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2007 at 10:50 pm
    Hey, Pielle. I don`t know what the hell you`re talking about, but I certainly didn`t, in your wildest dreams, blatantly discredit anything. That was all inside your trigger happy little head. I was laughing at the kneejerk reaction to this clip by some who automatically said "global warming." You only imagined that I was discrediting the global warming issue because...well...I don`t really know why. I guess somewhere along the way you`ve been conditioned to do so. Based on my comments about this clip, I can`t see how anyone would be able to determine my position on global warming, let alone justify your rant in your earlier post.
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    LleetLlama Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 10:50 pm
    Song is Storms in Africa - Enya.


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    sponn Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 11:28 pm
    ^^Thanks. I was wondering what the name of that song was..
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    pancakeless Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2007 at 11:58 pm
    So much hate here! All I say is Llamaalex don`t burn a bag of kittens, they didn`t do anything.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2007 at 5:32 am
    PancakeLess (sad name, by the way), if you think there`s hate HERE, you should read IAB`s Evolution-VS-Creationism debates. Now THOSE are hate-filled threads; this is barely a petty spat in comparison.
  57. Profile photo of Pielle
    Pielle Male 18-29
    201 posts
    November 2, 2007 at 9:02 am
    Well, there is one thing that does wory me, I dont know how much of this scenario is true but the permafrost is thawing and some say that it could realease tons of methane in the atmosphere, that could have (really) catastrophic effects. Is it true? I dont know. Should we take this seriously? I do think so.

    We will have to move away from fossil fuel. At this momment, there is less and less each day and the price is going up. But the production price isnt and the saudis are getting richer and richer... may have too much power one day.
    And even if fossil fuel didnt cause global warming, it does affect the air quality, deacreses your lung capacity and makes syou sneeze black. Also linked to cancer, but that is like evrything else...

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    IceCream128 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2007 at 5:25 pm
    Am I the only one that is upset at seeing it collapse?
    I watched that with horror. I mean, it was obviously expected, and will more than likely build back up again...
    But I don`t know. It just feels a shame to lose such a beautiful formation, even it will come back eventually. How people can sit in the background, continually saying `wow!` like its a firework display just amazes me.
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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2007 at 6:42 pm
    Uhh, because it`s a natural, yearly event?
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    ghostofme Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2007 at 9:11 pm
    It`s amazing how quickly morons will automatically say "GLOBAL WARMING!" Umm, hate to let you "educated" people down, but that`s a normal occurrence. Happens whether or not the earth is heating up. Sorry guys!

    And Llamaalex: Right on!

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    thats_nifty Female 13-17
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    November 2, 2007 at 10:28 pm
    psh, the earth is not going through "Global Warming" you silly people.

    it`s pressing the Restart button.

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    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    November 2, 2007 at 10:55 pm
    Global warming isn`t caused by humans. A single volcano eruption created an extreme climate change a few hundred years ago, spreading more "greenhouse gasses" than all six billion of us do in a decade. Ten big explosive eruptions could change the global temperature enough to kill us all. There are hundreds of active volcanos. However, the global warming fanatics that worship the great Goreacle and his random fact generator do us some good - the Earth is running out of fossil fuels. The amount of oil we find each year is less than the amount we use, and the difference is increasing. There are hard facts to back it up, nobody with a drating brain disagrees. So I love it when retards "go green", it`s extending the amount of time we have to find a way to live without fossil fuels. All hail the Goreacle!
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2007 at 8:58 am
    i wasn`t amused by this. also, the ice berg was dirty.
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    nescient1 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2007 at 9:39 am
    im shocked at how close it is to the shore :o

    but wow thats coooool to watch

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    Mad_Mouser09 Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    What are those people doing? "Yay, Global Warming!"?

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