Archive for February, 2012
With a gargantuan crack slowly splitting it apart, Antarctica‘s fastest-melting glacier is about to lose a chunk of ice larger than all of New York City, scientists say. (Also see “Manhattan-Size Ice Island Cracks in Half.”) The crevasse stretches 19 miles (30 kilometers) long and up to 260 feet (80 meters) wide, as shown in [...]
Posted: February 5th, 2012 under Climate Change, General, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, Antarctica, glacial melt, global warming, icesheet loss, Pine Island Glacier, science, sea level rise, Tipping Points, West Antarctic, World News