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7.4 cubic km of ice crashing into the ocean

It's like watching 'Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes', says filmmaker James Balog. He's describing the largest iceberg calving ever filmed, as featured in his movie, Chasing Ice. After weeks of waiting, the filmakers witnessed 7.4 cubic km of ice crashing off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland. Chasing Ice, released in the UK on Friday, follows James Balog's mission to document Arctic ice being melted by climate change.

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Added: Dec-12-2012 Occurred On: Dec-12-2012
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Tags: 7.4, cubic, km, of, ice, crashing, chasing, ice
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  • I get in from work and check liveleak like its the papers

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  • nice little reminder that we are not in control of shit on this planet. like George Carlin once said "Fleas on a dogs back"

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  • Pretty amazing. Wish they'd had a reference object in the foreground though to give an idea of the scale.

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    • @teccec yea idk wtf the idea is with todays cameramen.

      they need to pan out so we can see whats goin on.

      rated

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    • @mongoose they were panned out.. its that big, thats the point

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    • @Gruxxan

      oh, i knew it was over a massive area. but with the diff angles i wasn't sure of the distance from camera to the glacier.

      thanx :)

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    • @Gruxxan Sorry but they weren't "panned out" in the slightest - you can see them zoom in several times. When the whole image looks so flat and covers such a small area, when they're maybe a mile away, it's obvious they're very much zoomed in as close as possible.

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    • @Rowhan if they 'zoomed in' they must have been 'zoomed out' to start with. also, how do you know how small the area they are covering is? the guy said its like 'watching manhatten break apart'. you couldnt get it all in one shot, its so big. its very difficult to get the scale when theres no point of reference.

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  • no idea whats going on, no perspective in the video

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  • naturally occurring events in nature are awesome.

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  • I thought i saw Moby Dick surface out of the ice at 2:00 minutes in.

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  • nature is fucking epic

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  • That was unreal. Great vid.

    Kudos to those guys for not saying "Holy Fuck. Holy Fuck..." over and over again.

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  • Naturally occuring glaciers called "galloping glaciers" do this alot, where entire sections are pushed into the sea. Global climate change needs to get away from the money grab and start doing serious science that leaves out any pre-determined conclusions. Otherwise it just looks like a power grab by using more "carbon taxes" to squeeze us some more.

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    • @WayUpNorth I agree. I'm concerned about climate change and think we need to address it. But the taxes an carbon credits etc. are just about money and are not trying to fix anything.

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    • @WayUpNorth it's funny it looks like that, cus that's exactly what it is. A money grab backed up by guesswork and presumptions. You gotta be dumb to think that the earth isn't constantly changing, nobody can say that the earth should be a certain temperature their ain't no benchmark temperature!

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    • @Epic_Beard_Man exactly! When you pay extra on a flight where does that money go? Does it go to plant more trees to absorb the co2? Does it go into research to find alternative fuels? No it goes straight in the corporations pocket- you just got mugged!

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    • @Captainpish
      I saw some guy who had diabetes the other day. I shot and killed him. I didn't murder him, he was dying anyway. At least that's what I'm gonna tell the jury.

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  • Quick fetch me 5000 bottles of Gordon's and 1000 lemons.

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  • People talk about climate change as if it's a bad new thing ... it's been going on for millions of years before we ever crawled out of the ocean

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    • @icehole666 True, but humans weren't around then and the price will be paid by humans in the near future for it.

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    • @BeansAndOnions ... and there's nothing we can do about it. Pretty pretentious of the human race if we think we can.

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    • @icehole666 The rate of temperature change being recorded right now is the highest that we know of. It's not the end of the world but the rate of change is alarming.

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  • You are witnessing the obscure raw power of Mother Nature...DO NOT mess with this bitch, we are just ants!

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  • i hate catastrophists! global warming is bullshit - all schemed to get into our pockets

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  • Happens every year - it's called the 'Spring Melt'.

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    • @wolfvisor
      sure. but this Spring it's bigger than last year's, and last year it was bigger than the previous year, and so on.

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    • @yolol And the proof is?

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    • @wolfvisor Climate is different from weather. Oh Yea! When has climate not affected weather? Come to Scotland to see how climate is NOT warming. I'm freezing!

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    • @wolfvisor
      you are truly an idiot. do a little research. some places on the planet are getting colder, but that can't be used to refute the fact that the average global temperature is rising.

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    • @yolol
      and by research, i mean, look up what happens to the gulf stream as greenland melts (which is what is being observed)....the gulf stream slows down and europe gets colder. the past few years in europe are evidence of this. foolish little boy

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  • They had to ruin it with "climate change". Voted nonetheless.

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  • Feels like the video doesn't do this justice. At least to fully appreciate an event of such magnitude.

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  • So, this ice sheet was over the water. Do you really expect it not to calve when that amount of weight is involved? Simply earth changes that have happened cyclically over the millenniums. Chicken Little again.

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  • GLOBAL WARMING LOL
    fucking noobs believe anything.

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  • Climate Change? LOL...you fucking losers are all so deluded it's ridiculous.

    Yeah climate change is real...it's called weather losers. 10,000 years ago during the last ice age, sheets of ice were covering North America down past what is now Buffalo NY. And then something happened to melt the ice age.

    GASP....global warming!!!! But wait...there were no engines or aerosols or man made anything back then...WTF????

    You guys are so fucking pathetic it's a wonder you can even function in everyd More..

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    • @cameltoegunner
      people have died naturally in the past. also, radioactivity exists naturally. so if you drop a nuke on NYC, are you murdering anyone? nahh, it's just a natural event.
      FUCKING MORON

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    • @yolol

      You're both too stupid to have a grown up discussion with you losers.

      Keep drinking that kool-aid. I remember in the 70's when they were screaming that the next ice age was coming. One of your loser "experts" said we had 10 years left.

      Then it switched to Glogal Warming...until you find out the data didn't support that either.

      Now it's "climate change" and you suckers just continue to eat it up.

      When will you wake up and realize you're being lied to by people w More..

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    • @BigDumbStupidAmerican

      You're both too stupid to have a grown up discussion with you losers.

      Keep drinking that kool-aid. I remember in the 70's when they were screaming that the next ice age was coming. One of your loser "experts" said we had 10 years left.

      Then it switched to Glogal Warming...until you find out the data didn't support that either.

      Now it's "climate change" and you suckers just continue to eat it up.

      When will you wake up and realize you're being lie More..

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    • @cameltoegunner I've read your comments...I have a question for you. What makes you such an expert on this subject anyway? and please go easy on the name calling...it's really not necessary.

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    • @algonkin

      If I told you you wouldn't believe me anyway...

      Let's just say that I know scientists and others who discuss these matters and usually end up in fits of laughter.

      I have an old friend who was actually a rocket scientist and worked on the Apollo missions at NASA in the 1970's. He laughs his ass off when we discuss "climate change".

      We can no more hurt this planet than a kitten could hurt a grizzly.

      Maybe we can litter it a bit but none of that really matters. This plan More..

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  • That was beautiful to watch and fascinating to listen to. Really cool upload overall.

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  • I expected them to snackbar, point the camera to the ground and shake it as soon as something started to happen.

    I guess I have watched just a few too many videos on this site.

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  • I like warmer temps so much it I burn a tire and unload 5 aerosol cans in my back yard every night to help the process.

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  • If the video is packed with Global Warming-Climate Change crap then I'll never go to see it.

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  • Videos like this do nothing to advance science. It's simply a sensational film to sway the simple minded. 7.4 cubic km of ice is 1/5000000th of the amount of ice in Antarctica and even if this amount melted every single week it would take 80,000 years to all melt (that's assuming no new ice formed during all those 80,000 years).

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