Will Climate Change Cause Another Titanic?

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Aug. 26 2014 12:41 PM

Iceberg, Ahoy!

Climate change has made the Northern Atlantic waters more dangerous.

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A recent geological survey stated that iceberg calving is occurring at the highest rate since the 1930s, and, to make matter worse, more ships are frequenting Northern Atlantic waters than during the time of the Titanic. Which leads to a new, more pressing question to ask in regards to the RMS Titanic: Will history repeat itself?

Dallas Jensen is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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