ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 29, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(On the Arctic Ocean: Bill Blakemore) The breaking off of an immense chunk of ice from land in Canada that then floated into the Arctic Ocean featured; scenes shown from space & the sea of the Arctic sea ice; diagrams shown; details given of the threat to ocean species & the resulting opening of new shipping lanes. [Canadian Ice Service Laurie WEIR- calls it a starling occurrence.] [NASA scientist Waleed ABDALATI- says the warming of the ocean water erodes the ice shelves.] [Coast Guard Capt. Dan OLIVER- talks about the Northwest Passage.]
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