These amazing pictures are from the Dapixara Blog at: http://www.dapixara.com/News/files/Human-Size-Icebergs-In-Cape-Cod.html
I lived on the coast of Maine during the very cold winters in the late 1970’s, and never saw the sea-ice this thick, though it was thick enough back then to allow me to walk from Freeport to Eagle Island out on Casco bay. These pictures are from further south, on the “inside” beaches of Welfleet, out on the forearm of Cap Cod. Though the beach pictured is on the “cold” side of Cape Cod, it is not as cold as Maine.
What we are seeing is (hopefully) a once in a lifetime event. I find it amazing.
Even over on the “warm” side of Cape Cod, down on the Island of Nantucket, it was cold enough to form “slurpee surf” of slush, back in February.
Shortly after the above pictures were taken, the surf froze solid.
For this to be happening out on Nantucket, which after all is not all that far from the Gulf Stream, is amazing to me.
However there was something even more amazing. It was the attempts of Global Warming activists to blame the freeze on some freakish side-effect of a “warming world.”
One of my favorite attempts was by Dr, Michael Mann (of “hockey stick graph” fame). Shortly before the seas froze up as pictured above, he blamed the blizzards Boston was experiencing on extra moisture put into the air by warmer-than-normal waters off Cape Cod.
The timing of these fellows is simply amazing. They are the only people I know who manage to shoot themselves in the foot at the same time it is in their mouth.
If that water is warmer-than-normal, I’d sure hate to see it turn colder.