Why the Unbelievable Cape Cod Icebergs Might be Due to Climate Change

March 11th 2015

Breaking news: it's cold in the northeast! And while we're fairly certain that news may not be all that breaking, the "once in a generation" happening that is a bunch of giant icebergs washing up on the shores of Cape Cod, Mass., they are pretty crazy to look at and consider as our planet inches ever closer to environmental chaos. Thanks, global warming! 

We all know Sen. James Inhofe's infamous snowball argument — It's cold so global warming must not be real! — one that willfully ignores overwhelming scientific consensus, but the appearance of these icebergs should signal that, clearly, something strange is happening with our climate. "Hotter air around the globe causes more moisture to be held in the air than in prior seasons," the Union of Concerned Scientists explained. "When storms occur, this added moisture can fuel heavier precipitation in the form of more intense rain or snow."

Just a few weeks ago, it was "Slurpee waves" made of slushy ice off the coast of Nantucket that caused headlines:

But photographer and artist Dapixara's stunning images of Cape Cod's truly colossal icebergs — yes, just like Titanic — highlight just how unseasonably intense the east coast winter has been in America. In fact, according to The Weather Channel, this is the second snowiest season that Boston, not far from Cape Cod, has ever seen. In total, 12 winter storms have pummeled the states since January, with at least four of the storms bringing at least 16 inches of snow to the area, also per The Weather Channel.

Climate change can proliferate itself in a myriad of ways, and while we're reluctant to ogle the photos too much, there's no denying they're a spectacular — if cold! — sight to behold.

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