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Massive Iceberg Breaks Off From Antarctic Glacier

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:03 am
by ajsuff
........................... from the Smithsonian ...............................

The chunk of ice is roughly four times the size of Manhattan

In 2013, a huge iceberg broke away from the Pine Island Glacier, one of the largest in West Antarctica. Two years later, the glacier lost another hulking chunk of ice. And just a few days ago, a similarly unfortunate event happened once again. As Chris Mooney reports for the Washington Post, the Pine Island Glacier has released an iceberg more than 100 square miles in size, deepening scientists’ concerns about thinning ice shelves and rising sea levels.


http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new ... M4NjM2MQS2