Massive Antarctic Ice Chunk Collapses

Today Scientists said a massive chunk of Antarctic ice has collapsed. The portion of ice was about seven times the size of Manhattan and is now putting even more glacial ice at risk of melting.

David Vaughan, a scientist for the British Antarctic Survey said “This is the result of global warming.” Satellite images show the 160-square-mile chunk moving away from where it’s been on the edge of the Wilkins ice shelf for possibly 1,500 years.

Vaughan predicted the Wilkins ice shelf would collapse 15 years from now which is about the size of Connecticut. Although this is a clear sign of global warming Scientists are not concerned about a rise in the sea level from this event.

 

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2 Responses to “Massive Antarctic Ice Chunk Collapses”

  1. The latest news about climate change is so alarming (the right wing would say alarmist) as to make many people want to plant their aching heads in the sand. Some scientists using advanced computer models now argue that if we want to stop the Earth from warming, the amount of carbon we should be emitting is … none. None? As in, zero? As in, shutting down the global industrial economy? After all, global energy demand is expected to accelerate until at least 2020. Yet attempts even to slow the rate of increase of carbon emissions have paralyzed world politics for more than a decade.

  2. I have read similar things aswell. Carbon emissions must really sotp now. I’ve read similar things as well. We can possibly (should stop literally right now but that’s not possible) last another decade on carbon emitting energy without killing the earth. But, I don’t see any major changes happening within the next decade to take our reliance off of dirty energy after that.

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