Almost The Size Of London

“An iceberg nearly the size of Greater London has broken off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica”

Here is the same story from 1911, except it was Liverpool instead of London.


a huge mass 500 feet high  … a floating city of ice as large as Liverpool …. The berg, which was visible for some hours, is supposed to be the detached portion of a permanent Antarctic Icefield.”

05 Jan 1911 – A GIANT ICEBERG. – Trove

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15 Responses to Almost The Size Of London

  1. Gamecock says:

    Ahhh . . . phony units of measure.

    What is the iceberg in cubic furlongs?

  2. GWS says:

    Must be a slow day in the newsroom. Oh, and a glacier calved, too. Quick, we need more EVs!

    • arn says:

      No slow day.
      They are busy surpressing project veritas newest revelation about Pfizer and the meltdown of its exec (who for sure got his job for skill and not as result of sexual orientation,color or immature behavior )

  3. conrad ziefle says:

    Just think how much that will raise the sea level when it melts!!! Zero mm.

    • Richard says:

      ahaaaaaaaaaaaa not if you are on island of Tonga – then its 3 meters – least thats what they said for last 10 years to get free money from suckers

      another great lie is local ocean warming in bays- i didnt know it but shallow bays heat up more than deep water- duh no SHIP

      • MGJ says:

        My favourite is the claim that the oceans are rising in the middle but not at the coasts. Hence the lack of sea level rise as measured by tide gauges is “exactly as we always expected”.

  4. That just means that to much snow/ice built up, pushed out (Glacial movement) and finally broke off when the sheet could no longer hold up the unsecured berg.
    Has happened for MILLIONS of years man or no man.

  5. arn says:

    How convinient that the iceberg had the size of a big known town,
    and even more convenient that 97% of Americans have absolutely no clue about the size of London or any real reference point or context when reading this crap.

    But the most interesting thing is:
    At this point Antarctica was supposed to be the last habitable place on earth.
    So where does such a huge mass of ice even come from?
    A product of boiling oceans maybe?

    btw last week was even worse.Ice shelfs the size of Paris have broken off.

    • MGJ says:

      I don’t know how big London is, in this context, and I live there. The ‘City of London’ is one square mile. ‘Greater London’ is a significant proportion of SE England.

      Not to mention trying to equate an area with a volume…!

  6. Greg in NZ says:

    No icebergs here, but due to decades of D-minus infrastructure whilst cramming in more & more multilevel housing (concrete, tarseal, overloaded drainage) NZ’s largest city, Auckland (or Dorkland) declared a state of emergency at 10pm last night after torrents of rainfall had nowhere to go – except thru people’s homes & garages & shops & even flooded the international airport interior.

    Sure as mud it was declared a [man-made] CCCCrap event, sumpfink™ to do with CO2 and cars and planes and… and so the various ministers of calamity are flying & driving to Auckland to ass/ist. A ‘scum of eggspurts’ I call them.

  7. Disillusioned says:

    Every time a large iceberg forms by calving-off from an ice shelf, it is evidence it has grown so far out over the sea it that can no longer hang on. It is similar with frozen rivers marching down to sea. Glacial ice break away near the terminus to begin the last part of their life cycle as bergs over the ocean. These are the polar opposite of a melting and recession.

    The concept is obviously simple, even a 1st grader could understand it. (Well, at least before their minds become corrupted by government indoctrination center propaganda.)

  8. Disillusioned says:

    Unless I am experiencing déjà vu, I vaguely recall another large calving in the last decade was also compared to the size of London.

    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
    – H. L. Mencken

  9. watersider says:

    It is also notable that in those days some people could express themselves in English.

  10. Greg in NZ says:

    I’m waiting for the discovery of a PENGUIN the size of London – or Liverpool – THEN I’ll start packing my bags.

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