Huge Icebergs Were Real Reason Why Titanic Sank

by Bidita Debnath on  August 23, 2014 at 11:28 PM Research News
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A new study has provided very crucial information about the reasons behind the sinking of Titanic in 1912.
 Huge Icebergs Were Real Reason Why Titanic Sank
Huge Icebergs Were Real Reason Why Titanic Sank
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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.

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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.

Source: ANI
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