I was pretty excited about this at the time but things with the house took over blog space and then I forgot to mention it. Sorry about the delay but here’s the evidence that there must be global warming or some other weather phenomena.
Icebergs have been floating off New Zealand for the first time since 1930. They arrived about 3 weeks ago (middle of November) having travelled from Antarctica for the last five years. But, when they reached New Zealand’s warmer waters they started to dissolve more rapidly. They’d been moving about two kilometres a day.
The icebergs were visible from the hills of Dunedin on the south of the South Island but as you might expect for some people that wasn’t enough. One of the local television stations sent a reporter and cameraman to view the berg; they descended onto the berg and sent the footage and reported from the berg itself.
After that little escapade the berg broke into two pieces and got smaller by the day. The larger of the two icebergs was about 300 metres long and 100 metres high. Tourist flights were plentiful as people clammered to see this unusal sight.