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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Giant Iceberg breaks a chunk off the Mertz Glacier in the Australian Antarctic

A giant Iceberg spanning almost 100 KM long Crashed into the giant floating Mertz Glacier in the Australian Antarctica. The Iceberg Collision resulted in the dislodging of a new Iceberg approximately 78 KM long and 39 KM wide.






Although the effect this iceberg collision will have on the oceans' weather patterns as well as the Oxygen levels of the worlds oceans in unknown. Speculation, on the other hand, ranges from passive to catostophic. Some scientists are predicting a massive drop in Oxygen levels in the ocean as a result of the decreasing amount of floating ice in the Antarctic.




In addition, there is the concern once the new iceberg moved into warmer waters it will melt bring a rise to the ocean levels around the world.

The iceberg which hit the Mertz Glacier is known as the B9B Iceberg and had broken free from another part of Antarctica in 1987. B9B has been moving alongside the Mertz Glacier for about 18 years before the collision the other day.

The two icebergs are now heading west towards Australia. At this point, scientists are not overly concerned with the Icebergs getting to Australia.

100,000 Evacuated as Tsunami hits Hawaii

The news of the day seems to be the Tsunami warning for Hawaii after the massive 8.8earthquake which shook Chile the other day.

Since the Chile earthquake there has been a growing concern over a large Tsunami wave heading for the Islands of Hawaii. Several Hawaii Tsunami 2010 video's popped up online, or at least the promise of one.

According to early reports, the Tsunami generated from the 2010 earthquake in Chile is nothing compared to what it could have been. There are no reports of serious damage as a result of the 2010 Tsunami that hit Hawaii after the Chile earthquake.


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Of course, the Internet searches for the Hawaii 2010 Tsunami video as well as Japan 2010 Tsunami will have you think otherwise. Although the Chile Earthquake of 2010 was massive, the resulting Tsunami seemed to have caused very little damage in Hawaii. The Hawaii 2010 Tsunami video simply shows the tides rising 3 to 8 feet however damage was not spread beyond what was initially expected.

As a result of the 2010 Tsunami warning for Hawaii, over 100,000 people were evacuated, however, some did stay behind to record video footage of the 2010 Hawaii Tsunami to post on the Internet.




Saturday, February 13, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremonies rain and Cypress Mountain

The world is gathering in Vancouver Canada for the Opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games. The scene is a combination of excitement, protest and indifference among citizens of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games as the Olympic torch makes its' way through downtown Vancouver.

During the torches' trek through East Vancouver (The poorer part of town) Protesters and supporters gathered around the Olympic Flame expressing their views in a free and democratic manner. Regardless of your view on the Olympic games or the Olympic organizing committee, Canadians can be proud to know they have the freedom to express their views and not be shot by soldiers or driven over by tanks.





The price of freedom, on the other hand, has definitely driven up the overall cost of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games. For example, when protesters vandalized the Olympic clock, located outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games organizers hired 24/7 guard service to babysit the costly landmark.

Combine those expenses with the unexpected cost of trucking and flying snow onto Cyprus Mountain for the Freestyle ski competitions, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games are definitely going over budget... although the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games organizers are stating otherwise.

So that brings us to Cyprus bowl. At last report, it was raining at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Freestyle skiing venue. Earlier on in the week, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games organizers shut the mountain down and did not allow Olympic Athletes to practice there. This move added fuel to the already smoldering fire amongst the anti-Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games protester crowd.

Although the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games organizing committee attempted to hush the whispers by stating all problems were being dealt with and they were just being overcautious, the temperature on the North Shore Mountains continued to rise as the rain set it.




Whatever the case, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games are going ahead as planned and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games opening ceremony is slated for later on this afternoon. Early reports have BC Place decked out for the lavish event which will include performances by local musicians and appearances of the latest who's who.

Luge Death prompts probe into the Death of Georian Luger

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games has started off on a sombre note for the now 21 member Georgian Olympic team. This after 21-year-old Georgian Luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili died in a tragic luge crash in Whistler British Columbia. The Whistler Luge track has been criticized by many as being too difficult and far too fast for the sport. Even the spokesperson for the International Luge Federation expressed his concern over the now deadly Whistler British Columbia Luge Track.

It seems, there are several steep turns which expose the Luger's to slips which cannot be recovered from. 21-year-old Georgian Luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili was not the first Luger to have problems on the Whistler Luge track as several Athletes have either voiced their concern or had varying degree's of accidents on the Whistler Luge track. 21-year-old Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, on the other hand, was the first to die as a result of an accident on the Whistler Luge track. Since the fatal accident of 21-year-old Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, Vancouver 2010 and IOC officials as well as the Coroners office are working feverishly to look into the cause of the fatal luge accident which took the life of 21-year-old Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili. At this point, officials are looking at constructing wall extensions around the more dangerous corners such as the one which took the life of 21-year-old Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili. Millions of fans and curious around the world are now searching for the video reportedly posted on YouTube of the fatal accident which resulted in the death of 21-year-old Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili. For those looking, I have posted a local television stations' footage of the Nodar Kumaritashvili's fatal Luge accident. The Video of 21-year-old Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili Luge accident is located at the top of this post, no download required, just the footage.

During the opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games, the crowd of thousands sat in respectful silence as all of BC place mourned the loss of 21-year-old Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili. As a sign of their sorrow, the Georgian Olympic team tied a black ribbon around their flag as the walked into the opening ceremonies. Their courage was acknowledged by all those attending who gave the relatively small Georgian Olympic team a standing ovation. After the Accident, the team decided they would continue into the games and compete in the honour of their fallen comrade. The video of the Fatal Luge Accident in Whistler which resulted in the death of Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili will follow.

Video of Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili fatal accident


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