RMS Titanic passenger liner of the White Star Line. From The Story of 25 Eventful Years in Pictures, published1935 (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer’s plan to launch the Titanic II, a replica of the infamously ill-fated oceanliner that struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic in 1912, has gained attention lately with news that the project is apparently moving full steam ahead. Reports indicate that a trans-Atlantic voyage retracing the disastrous route taken by the original Titanic could be undertaken in 2022, 110 years later.

The effort, announced in 2012, had hit some major snags but is now getting back up to speed with the announcement of a new director and plans to open a new European headquarters in Paris.

Along with the headlines this week came plenty of clever lines about the odds of Titanic II completing the journey safely getting a boost from the iceberg-vanquishing powers of climate change and global warming trends.

Unfortunately last I checked (Wednesday morning) there’s still plenty of icebergs in the North Atlantic, and there may even be a greater number for the Titanic II to dodge than what its predecessor faced over a century earlier.

It’s possible that the extreme warming we’ve seen in the Arctic in recent years might actually contribute more icebergs to the shipping lanes Titanic II will follow, as bigger chunks of Greenland’s glaciers calve into the sea and drift southward. Earlier this year a massive iceberg off the coast of the huge island forced the evacuation of one small village. In April of 2017 a large swarm of hundreds of icebergs drifted in to the same area that the Titanic cruised through, and some even went beyond the area that the Coast Guard was advising ships to avoid, adding to the danger.

Of course, I must include the normal caveat that the systems and processes which contribute to all this iceberg traffic are complex and can’t be blamed solely on climate change, but the correlation is certainly there.

Regardless of why,  the data show we are actually seeing more icebergs now in the Atlantic.

The most recent annual report from the International Ice Patrol, which was formed in 1914 in response to the sinking of the Titanic, said 2017 marked the “fourth ‘extreme’ year in a row” for icebergs crossing south of the 48th parallel and presenting a hazard for trans-Atlantic shipping (or luxury oceanliner replicas, perhaps).

Icebergs in the North Atlantic since 1900.International Ice Patrol

In fact, the number of icebergs to cross that line last year was just a few shy of the number on record for1912 And since 1970, the trend in terms of number of icebergs in the area has clearly been higher than in previous decades. Three years since 2008 have seen more icebergs than in 1912 and in 1984 there was more than double the amount of icebergs as that fateful year.

In short, don’t count on climate change to ensure smooth sailing for Titanic II. I’d be much more comforted by the presence of modern GPS, communications equipment and lifeboats on board.

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Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer’s strategy to introduce the Titanic II(************** ), a reproduction of the infamously unfortunate oceanliner that struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic in 1912, has actually acquired attention recently with news that the job is obviously moving complete steam ahead Reports show that a trans-Atlantic trip backtracking the devastating path taken by the initial Titanic might be carried out in2022,110 years later on.

The effort, revealed in2012, had actually struck some significant snags however is now returning up to speed with the statement of a brand-new director and prepares to open a brand-new European head office in Paris.

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) Together with the headings today came lots of smart lines about the chances of Titanic II finishing the journey securely getting an increase from the iceberg-vanquishing powers of environment modification and worldwide warming patterns.

Sadly last I examined( Wednesday early morning) there’s still lots of icebergs in the North Atlantic, and there might even be a higher number for the Titanic II to evade than what its predecessor dealt with over a century previously.

It’s possible that the severe warming we have actually seen in the Arctic over the last few years may really contribute more icebergs to the shipping lanes Titanic II will follow, as larger pieces of Greenland’s glaciers calve into the sea and drift southward. Previously this year a enormous iceberg off the coast of the substantial island required the evacuation of one little town. In April of 2017 a big swarm of numerous icebergs wandered in to the very same location that the Titanic travelled through, and some even surpassed the location that the Coast Guard was recommending ships to prevent, contributing to the risk.

Obviously, I need to consist of the regular caution that the systems and procedures which add to all this iceberg traffic are complicated and can’t be blamed exclusively on environment modification, however the connection is definitely there.

No Matter why, the information reveal we are really seeing more icebergs now in the Atlantic.

The newest yearly report from the International Ice Patrol, which was formed in 1914 in reaction to the sinking of the Titanic, stated 2017 marked the “4th ‘severe’ year in a row” for icebergs crossing south of the 48 th parallel and providing a danger for trans-Atlantic shipping (or high-end oceanliner reproductions, possibly).

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In reality, the variety of icebergs to cross that line in 2015 was simply a couple of shy of the number on record for1912 And given that 1970, the pattern in regards to variety of icebergs in the location has actually plainly been greater than in previous years. 3 years given that 2008 have actually seen more icebergs than in 1912 and in 1984 there was more than double the quantity of icebergs as that eventful year.

Simply put, do not depend on environment modification to make sure smooth cruising for Titanic II. I ‘d be far more comforted by the existence of modern-day GPS, interactions devices and lifeboats on board.

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RMS Titanic traveler liner of the White Star Line. From The Story of 25 Eventful Years in Pictures, released1935 (Image by: Universal History Archive/UIG by means of Getty Images)

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Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer’s strategy to introduce the Titanic II , a reproduction of the infamously unfortunate oceanliner that struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic in 1912, has actually acquired attention recently with news that the job is obviously moving complete steam ahead Reports show that a trans-Atlantic trip backtracking the devastating path taken by the initial Titanic might be carried out in 2022, 110 years later on.

The effort, revealed in 2012, had actually struck some significant snags however is now returning up to speed with the statement of a brand-new director and prepares to open a brand-new European head office in Paris.

Together with the headings today came lots of smart lines about the chances of Titanic II finishing the journey securely getting an increase from the iceberg-vanquishing powers of environment modification and worldwide warming patterns.

Sadly last I examined (Wednesday early morning) there’s still lots of icebergs in the North Atlantic , and there might even be a higher number for the Titanic II to evade than what its predecessor dealt with over a century previously.

It’s possible that the severe warming we have actually seen in the Arctic over the last few years may really contribute more icebergs to the shipping lanes Titanic II will follow, as larger pieces of Greenland’s glaciers calve into the sea and drift southward. Previously this year a enormous iceberg off the coast of the substantial island required the evacuation of one little town. In April of 2017 a big swarm of numerous icebergs wandered in to the very same location that the Titanic travelled through , and some even surpassed the location that the Coast Guard was recommending ships to prevent, contributing to the risk.

Obviously, I need to consist of the regular caution that the systems and procedures which add to all this iceberg traffic are complicated and can’t be blamed exclusively on environment modification, however the connection is definitely there.

No Matter why, the information reveal we are really seeing more icebergs now in the Atlantic.

The newest yearly report from the International Ice Patrol , which was formed in 1914 in reaction to the sinking of the Titanic, stated 2017 marked the “4th ‘severe’ year in a row” for icebergs crossing south of the 48 th parallel and providing a danger for trans-Atlantic shipping (or high-end oceanliner reproductions, possibly).

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Icebergs in the North Atlantic given that1900 Worldwide Ice Patrol

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In reality, the variety of icebergs to cross that line in 2015 was simply a couple of shy of the number on record for1912 And given that 1970, the pattern in regards to variety of icebergs in the location has actually plainly been greater than in previous years. 3 years given that 2008 have actually seen more icebergs than in 1912 and in 1984 there was more than double the quantity of icebergs as that eventful year.

Simply put, do not depend on environment modification to make sure smooth cruising for Titanic II. I ‘d be far more comforted by the existence of modern-day GPS, interactions devices and lifeboats on board.

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