Twist and turn: Petermann Glacier

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Twist and turn: Petermann Glacier

Petermann Glacier, near its face, northwestern Greenland. This floating part of the glacier is 80km long, and 16km wide at it’s skinniest. The cliffs in the backgrounds are around 1000m high.

Photographed on the first leg of the Greenpeace Arctic Impacts expedition 07/07/2009. Peterman glacier is the longest floating glacier in the northern hemisphere. The floating area is 16km by 80km. A 100 square km chunk, about 5 billion tonnes of ice is about to break off – and we’re planning on being there to see it. Read my articles and see Nick Cobbing’s photographs at the Climate Change blog weblog.greenpeace.org/climate

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of Blather.net, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.