Well, This Can't Be Good
From the LA Times - "Chunk of Ice Shelf Collapses Putting Larger Area at Risk"
From the accompanying article:
Satellite images show the runaway disintegration of a 160-square-mile chunk in western Antarctica that started Feb. 28. It was the edge of the Wilkins Ice Shelf and had been there for perhaps 1,500 years.
British Antarctic Survey scientist David Vaughan attributed the melting to rising sea temperature due to global warming.
Scientists said that while they were not concerned about a rise in sea level from the latest event, it was a sign of worsening global warming.
Such occurrences are "more indicative of a tipping point or trigger in the climate system," said Sarah B. Das, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
"These are things that are not re-forming," Das said. "So once they're gone, they're gone."
I'm sure in retrospect, no one will regret having missed any opportunities in these past eight years in addressing global warming. Nope, no problem here at all. Bush has been a fantastic president. So much better than that liar, know-it-all Gore.
(Note, photos are credited to government entity and appear to be in public domain.)