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Thursday, July 13, 2017

A massive chunk of ice broke away from Antarctica

A chunk of floating ice that weighs more than a trillion metric tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a glimpse of how the Antarctic ice sheet might ultimately start to fall apart.

A crack more than 120 miles long had developed over several years in a floating ice shelf called Larsen C, and scientists who have been monitoring it confirmed on Wednesday that the huge iceberg had finally broken free.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nah, my Assawoman Bayfront won't be Ocean Front anytime soon. Maybe my great great great great grandchildren will have the chance!

Ha Ha!

Jim said...


So what?

Anonymous said...

I wonder whee it will go?

Anonymous said...

6:27 PM Scientific site I read earlier today says it will float along and melt but will not make oceans rise as it was floating before it broke off. There are much better sites to glean info than NY Times

Anonymous said...

ahh more fresh water

Anonymous said...

the sky is falling, the sky is falling! oooooooo.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, ice was formed in excess of that lost.

Anonymous said...

Well I guess Al Gore, Michael Moore, and Leonardo are wiping their brows that FINALLY the dang thing broke off so they can say "see, told you so".

Anonymous said...

It happens from time to time depending on the solar activity not earth.

Anonymous said...

Float an ice cube in a glass of water, wait till it melts and see if the water level rises. The volume of water contained in the ice will still be the same. You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

How long have icebergs been recorded? One billionth of the time that icebergs have been in production?