Gigantic icebergs were real reason why Titanic sank
A new study has provided crucial information regarding the reasons behind the sinking of Titanic in 1912.
Although the sinking of the Titanic was blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new significant paper pointed out two other unfavorable factors, which were outside human control; there were a greater number of icebergs than normal in 1912, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual.
The paper also noted that iceberg discharge from glaciers has been increasing, with heavier iceberg years since the 1980s than before, and increasing global warming would likely cause this trend to continue.
Professor Grant Bigg said that as the use of Arctic increases in the future with declining sea-ice, and as polar ice sheets are increasingly losing mass as well, the iceberg risk would likely increase in the future, rather than declining.
(Posted on 20-08-2014)