Giant Antarctic ice shelf breaks into the sea. UK Guardian. By Claire Truscott and agencies

Photo of collapse from National Geographic News.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project and the creator of The Wildlife News.

2 Responses to Giant Antarctic ice shelf breaks into the sea . . . more collapse to follow

  1. Bob Caesar says:

    If this doesn’t wake us up I don’t know what it’ll take.

    What we are leaving for our grandchildren?

    What did we know? When did we know it?

  2. Heather says:

    people in denial regarding human caused global warming will just rationalize that this type of melting has happened before…but it is the quick timing of all of this that says something. (climate change has happened before, just at a slower rate.) so they wont wake up if they dont need to.


March 2008


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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