FOLLOW BOREME
TAGS
<< Back to listing
Largest ice break-up ever filmed

Largest ice break-up ever filmed

(3:49) Filmmaker James Balog describing the largest iceberg calving ever filmed: "It's like watching Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes". That was 7.4 cubic km of ice crashing off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. ChasingIce.co.uk

Share this post

You can comment as a guest, but registering gives you added benefits

Add your comment
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: Mister Unimpressed (1231 days ago)
Had there been some sort of size reference in the footage, it might have been impressive.
Original comment
Had there been some sort of size reference in the footage, it might have been impressive.
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Trolltrawler Trolltrawler (1230 days ago)
At 1.20 you can distinctly see a man waving a flag whilst dancing a jig. Oh no I was wrong because that would be extremely stupid. What the film does show you is a lump of ice 7.4 cubic kilometres in size which is bigger than quite a few blue whales.
Original comment
At 1.20 you can distinctly see a man waving a flag whilst dancing a jig. Oh no I was wrong because that would be extremely stupid. What the film does show you is a lump of ice 7.4 cubic kilometres in size which is bigger than quite a few blue whales.
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (1231 days ago)
Agreed. From the speed of its movement, you can tell it's big, but 'big' barely covers the size although, as stated, some form of size comparison would've made it less 'hmmm' and more 'WOW'. Four out of ten.
Original comment
Agreed. From the speed of its movement, you can tell it's big, but 'big' barely covers the size although, as stated, some form of size comparison would've made it less 'hmmm' and more 'WOW'. Four out of ten.
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: quiquirn (1231 days ago)
seen worse
Original comment
seen worse
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (1230 days ago)
I reckon you're volunteering to stand on the next one as it falls apart, to make it all seem more real to you?
Original comment
I reckon you're volunteering to stand on the next one as it falls apart, to make it all seem more real to you?
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: hill man (1229 days ago)
Latest comment: i don't give a flying fook, I live on the opposite side of the planet, away from this $hit, on top of a hill, burning my 75 litre cottage with a windscreen, so all is good. A -mer-dick-a fook ye...
Original comment
Latest comment: i don't give a flying fook, I live on the opposite side of the planet, away from this $hit, on top of a hill, burning my 75 litre cottage with a windscreen, so all is good. A -mer-dick-a fook ye...
Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
RELATED POSTS
The big picture of climate change
The big picture of climate change
Greenland melt season starts two months early
Greenland melt season starts two months early
The other carbon problem, ocean acidification
The other carbon problem, ocean acidification
Naomi Klein: I don't trust Hillary Clinton on climate
Naomi Klein: I don't trust Hillary Clinton on climate
What's going on with the climate system?
What's going on with the climate system?