The US agency in charge of monitoring icebergs has warned shipping companies that an unusual amount of icebergs for this time of year are drifting into North Atlantic shipping lanes, disrupting a complex international system that affects numerous facets of life. Experts aren't certain that climate change is to blame but, yeah, it's probably climate change.
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America's gotten significantly heavier over the past 20 years and we should have seen this coming. First Kevin Smith gets booted off that flight, then that guy sues White Castle for not having plus-sized booths. Now, one of the nation's largest ferry systems is obligated to carry fewer people on each trip.
A scene from my neighborhood: The "wall" the Coast Guard is protecting with their tiny little machine gun is actually the LNG tanker Suez Matthew. LNG tankers are a hot button issue in Massachusetts due to terrorism concerns.