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Antarctica Ice Sheet

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Joe Blow --- 72 days ago -

BREAKING NEWS

?Maps will need to be redrawn?: A massive chunk of ice broke away from Antarctica, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:09 AM EDT



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. 

JustWatching --- 72 days ago -

I wonder how long it will remain intact and how long it will be around. 

fuzz81 --- 72 days ago -

Depends how long the climate change deniers keep denying 

JustWatching --- 72 days ago -

fuzz81 --- 3 hours ago - quote - hide comments
Depends how long the climate change deniers keep denying?


Can't you leave politics out, just once? Why do you always try to instigate something? You are always so negative. 

Edgar Po Wong --- 72 days ago -

But...what will it do with that freedom? 

JustWatching --- 72 days ago -

I'll bet it just floats around. 

Edgar Po Wong --- 72 days ago -

I'll bet it just floats around.?

Damnit, all that work releasing emissions into the atmosphere for years, and THIS is how you repay us? 

JustWatching --- 72 days ago -

But it is the largest ever. I wonder how thick it is. I also wonder how long it will take to melt completely away. 

DVaz --- 72 days ago -

I read even if it melts, it's not going to affect water levels. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 71 days ago -

I read even if it melts, it's not going to affect water levels.

LOL... 

sdanielmcev --- 71 days ago -

Glaciers form when there is a build up of ice and snow. If there was global warming there would be less build up of ice and snow on the Antarctic ice sheet, which causes glaciers to expand outwards.
In the 11 years since An Inconvenient Truth was released, not one of their predictions has come true. Can't deny what isn't true. 

AMDG --- 71 days ago -

I read even if it melts, it's not going to affect water levels.

It was already floating when it was part of the shelf - so no change when it breaks off.

If you put an ice cube in a glass - the level of the water doesn't change when the ice cube melts. Same thing here. 

JustWatching --- 71 days ago -

I'm fascinated by it. It is huge! I wonder how far it will go and how fast it is moving. 

sdanielmcev --- 70 days ago -

It's still attached at the bottom. Last I heard it was moving at 33 feet per day. 

wayward1 --- 70 days ago -

It's slowly making its way over to the Titanic II. This battle ain't over yet folks. 

JustWatching --- 70 days ago -

LOL 

sdanielmcev --- 69 days ago -

It's slowly making its way over to the Titanic II. This battle ain't over yet folks

We're gonna need a bigger boat. 

TinktheSprite --- 69 days ago -

Q: What is the significance of this more than 2,000-square-mile iceberg breaking off?
Ted Scambos, a senior research scientist with the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado
SCAMBOS: It's a major change to this ice shelf ? a very large iceberg and the remaining ice shelf is smaller than it has ever been in human experience. It's an example of how the polar regions can change on a massive scale, even in just a few years or decades. And it shows us that, while we can observe this continent in great detail now, we're only seeing it clearly for the past few decades and it still has a lot to teach us. 

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