Chunks of stuff crumbling in the background.
I can't be the only one who has a growing sense of unease about the gradually acrueing signs of long term disasters in several realms?
The largest ice shelf in the Arctic, the 3000 year old Ward Hunt Ice Shelf on the north coast of Ellesmere Island in Canada has broken off due to global warming, releasing all the water from the lake it contained -- the Disraeli Fiord.
That particular ecosystem has been lost.
Huge free-floating ice islands are now adrift.
"It is accepted that should the global climate start to warm, the effects would be felt first in the polar regions, and they would be amplified," said Martin Jeffries a geophysicist.