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"Iceberg hunting" is more and more popular

It's a real job, which is becoming more and more popular in Canada. Here is how "iceberg hunters" make a living.

Canadians utilizing the purest water they can

This man isn't hunting an animal. But these huge blocks of ice. Here, in Newfoundland, Canada, iceberg hunting is all the rage. Frozen for over this water is boasted for its purity 10,000 years and can be sold at local stores for around $11 a bottle. Edward Kean gave up his job as a fisherman Edward Kean 20 years ago to devote himself to this white gold rush. He and his crew fire several times to break off chunks of ice. Once they've hauled the ice up onto the boat, they grind it using an excavator.

In Newfoundland, it's like a falling leaf, they're going to die in a couple, three weeks, and naturally be gone back to nature anyway. “So, we're not here hurting the environment, we're not taking nothing away, we're just utilizing the purest water we can get.” Between May and July 2019, the crew harvested around 800,000 liters of iceberg water. Every morning at dawn, Kean sails out with three other crew members to hunt what has become his own personal white gold: icebergs. For more than 20 years, he has hauled in the mighty ice giants and then sold the water for a handsome profit to local companies, which then bottle it, mix it into booze or use it to make cosmetics.

Today, the environmental impact of these operations has become a hot topic. Impact of these Environmentally speaking, transporting water thousands and thousands of kilometers, from the poles to the consumers, is an abomination. But 800,000 liters is nothing compared to the size of icebergs in Greenland." Because of global warming, more and more ice is breaking free and drifting to the coats. It's a tangible example of global warming, Laurent Lucazeau seeing icebergs drifting over to areas where the water is this warm. It really makes you think.

Brut. Nature

08/08/2019 14:48

comentarios

  • Joel V.
    10 horas

    Crab

  • District O.
    14 horas

    Nobody gives a shit about icebergs, not until someone makes a profit out of it. 🤣🤣 If seawater sells $11 a bottle, trust me environmentalist will have to interfere too.

  • Rikkie C.
    16 horas

    I'm only here to read the iceberg hugger comments 🤣🤣

  • Sef A.
    17 horas

    Oh no there's not much ice left required for the polar bears etc and these people are making it even worse..we trying to prolong the ice Bergs lol

  • Mike A.
    18 horas

    So it's hunting not climate change?

  • Joseph S.
    un día

    That’s a smart man. Good for him.

  • Mustafa A.
    un día

    Why isnt this illegal?

  • Daniel M.
    2 días

    I'm trying to contain an outbreak here and you're driving the monkey to the airport.

  • Michael H.
    2 días

    If we can only “save the icebergs”! Please “tow the bergs” back to Greenland to their mommie and daddy so they will be preserved! Please have Greta be the spokesperson for the “hunting down the icebergs”! This is atrocious! “How dare you”!

  • Jed E.
    3 días

    Goodbye cruel world

  • Chuckey N.
    3 días

    Ice berg hunters !

  • Stefan M.
    3 días

    Accelerating sea level rise. Destroying the ice the krill and phytoplankton need to live... destroying the food chain 😒🤨😣 selling ice to eskimos pathetic example. What a cretan.

  • Larry M.
    4 días

    this is so wrong in so many levels. all the microbiology that they are drinking is an can be so beneficial or harmful to people that they don't even know what the hell they are doing to them and the rest of humanity

  • Andres A.
    4 días

    But Liberals need the ice bergs to melt and flood the world.

  • Ed C.
    5 días

    Interesting topic, I have seen a lot of different size icebergs.

  • Rebekah Q.
    5 días

    This shouldn't be allowed at all. At all.

  • Maya T.
    5 días

    Its really bad for the wildlife environment too:(

  • Mario G.
    6 días

    White people. 😂😂

  • Ramon A.
    6 días

    Free at 7 11

  • Mehdi C.
    6 días

    , , I wouldn’t mess with them fluffy dudes from NewFoundland Canada 😂