Another block of ice fell from the sky in Santa Cruz, California. The last one crashed through the ceiling of a child’s bedroom, but this one crashed through the roof of a boat while the owner was inside. Ray Erickson was talking on the phone inside his 40-foot Chris Craft boat around 6:30 p.m., when he hear a loud crash. “All of a sudden, bam!?there was a loud, loud noise,” he says. “I couldn’t figure out what was happening. The person I was talking to on the phone suggested I was hit by a hunk of ice similar to the one that hit that house in Santa Cruz recently.”
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Spanish scientist Jesus Martinez-Frias says global warming may be to blame for the mysterious giant blocks of ice which fall from cloudless skies, crushing cars and houses. When these ice blocks started appearing a decade ago, it was thought they were frozen waste jettisoned from airplanes, but tests showed that wasn?t the source. “I’m not worried that a block of ice might fall on your head?but that great blocks of ice are forming where they shouldn’t exist,” he says. “Components of the atmosphere, like ozone and water, are changing in different levels of the atmosphere?We think these signs could be evidence of climate change.
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