CANADIAN ICE SHELF DISINTEGRATING

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29 july 2008

Seven-Square-Mile Ice Sheet Breaks Loose in Canada

Tuesday 29 July 2008, The Associated Press

A seven-square-mile ice sheet has broken off the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf near Ellesmere Island in Canada.

Edmonton, Alberta - A chunk of ice spreading across seven square miles has broken off a Canadian ice shelf in the Arctic, scientists said Tuesday.

Derek Mueller, a researcher at Trent University, was careful not to blame global warming, but said it the event was consistent with the theory that the current Arctic climate isn't rebuilding ice sheets.

"We're in a different climate now," he said. "It's not conducive to regrowing them. It's a one-way process."

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