Weatherwatch: Did warm weather cause the Titanic disaster?


James Garrett

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Warm weather in Greenland during 1908 may have resulted in more icebergs in 1912?

It reminds me of that rather spooky verse VIII from Hardy's The Convergence of the Twain poem.
And as the smart ship grew
In stature, grace, and hue,
In shadowy silent distance grew the Iceberg too.
(the last line to be read in a lower pitched, slightly sinister voice compared to the first two)

An interesting and worrisome point is that in the current day, climate change is causing Greenland's glaciers to speed up and calve off more icebergs.
 

Adam Went

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It is interesting to note just how long it takes these icebergs to form, break away and then travel across the ocean.

However nature is eternal, it was human error along with a healthy dollop of bad luck that sunk the Titanic.

Cheers,
Adam.
 

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