A monster iceberg was spotted drifting towards Australia on 9 December 2009 in what scientists called a once-in-a-century event while the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) is taking place at Bella Center in Copenhagen from the 7th to the 18th of December, 2009.
The 140-square-kilometre (54-square-mile) island-sized iceberg, known as B17B, is breaking up as it drifts closer to Australia, producing hundreds of smaller slabs spread over a massive area of ocean, prompting a maritime alert for vessels in the area.
Many of the effects of global warming have been well-documented, and observations from real life are very much consistent with earlier predictions. It is the precise extent that is difficult to predict. Among the effects that can be predicted are: