I assumed the whole world was losing sleep over this, but when I mentioned it at a recent gathering, not ONE person had even heard of it. So here goes:

In early March of 2002, an Antarctic ice shelf the size of RHODE ISLAND collapsed into the sea, an apparent result of, um, melting ice.

Amazing pix:

So, uh, how much is mountain real estate going for in coastal regions? How high’s the water, momma?

Oh, and by the way: screw the Kyoto Treaty, this is a fantastic market opportunity! Surfboards for everyone!

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! We’re Number One! We’re Number One (in greenhouse gas emissions, that is)!