22,000 years of history evaporates after freezer failure melts Arctic ice cores
Around 13% of cache of ice cylinders extracted from glaciers in Canadian Arctic exposed to high heat in new storage facility at University of Alberta
Within them sits some 80,000 years of history, offering researchers tantalising clues about climate change and the Earth’s past. At least that was the case – until the precious cache of Arctic ice cores was hit by warming temperatures.
A freezer malfunction at the University of Alberta in Edmonton has melted part of the world’s largest collection of ice cores from the Canadian Arctic, reducing some of the ancient ice into puddles.
Hmm... Normally I'd post something like this into the Galaxy thread, but I'm tucking this puppy in right here instead. A tragedy for real science. There were some things about this that were being suppressed before with tactics like institutional grant threats, as studies more or less didn't support manmade "global warming" or "climate change" postulates, but now we'll never know some of the more interesting productive things about it. Not all is lost though, there are also the Vostok Ice Core Samples, among other collections.