Giant Antarctic iceberg set to break away - BBC News - playithub.com
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An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say. A long-running rift in the Larsen C ice shelf grew suddenly in December and now just 20km of ice is keeping the 5,000 sq km piece from floating away.
Larsen C is the most northern major ice shelf in Antarctica.
Researchers based in Swansea say the loss of a piece a quarter of the size of Wales will leave the whole shelf vulnerable to future break-up.
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"Researchers say they have no evidence that climate change is playing any significant role in the new iceberg's formation"
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
I guess a lot of people have very short attention spans and couldn't make it to the end of the video 🖕
And so it was mass hysteria kicked in, shares plummeted around the globe and racial tensions flared across europe.....
So we are still gaining ice in the Antarctic.
It's a cycle people the ice breaks off and more ice forms. Nothing new.
"Researchers say they have no evidence that Climate Change is playing any significant role in the new icebergs formation."
If you believe your media announcer, I recommend that you look around the internet for yourself and find out what the real Scientists are saying.
As an Engineer and a Student of Climate Science, I will tell you that the rate of melting in the Antarctic has accelerated in the last 2 months. Scientists are shocked because the rate of melting has gone up by a factor of 4 to 10. With this new rate of melting we predict that Sea Level will go up 2 meters by 2050. This erases all previous predictions and we don't know what is going to happen next in specific areas.
The melting in the Arctic has also accelerated at the same time. Six months ago, methane started being released into the atmosphere over the Arctic.
It is clear that the BBC has not done their research.
I recommend, if you live at low elevation, move uphill.