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Giant Antarctic iceberg set to break away - BBC News - playithub.com
Published: 2 weeks ago By: BBC News

By: BBC NewsPublished: 2 weeks ago

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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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Johnny
'Johnny' 2 days ago
Global temperatures are rising. Ice caps are melting to an extremely critical point.

"Researchers say they have no evidence that climate change is playing any significant role in the new iceberg's formation"
Mark Duxberry
'Mark Duxberry' 4 days ago
Breaking away from the EU
ygg drasil
'ygg drasil' 4 days ago
The British expedition 'tell' us that the rift has increased by 18km, but there is sod all video of it. Have they ever heard of a drone? I will chip in the 50 quid to buy a drone if they are short.
ygg drasil
'ygg drasil' 4 days ago
I hope they get some decent video of the calving event. This will be pretty spectacular, especially as Larsen B break up was totally missed apart from a few satellite still photos.
Leighton Julye
'Leighton Julye' 5 days ago
the strong nuclear force
Leighton Julye
'Leighton Julye' 5 days ago
coming hot hot hotAn iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break off from Antarctica, and it's really bad news
Roadrunner
'Roadrunner' 7 days ago
Dont buy house in Holland..
Matthew Dufur
'Matthew Dufur' 7 days ago
😣😥🤔
Matthew Dufur
'Matthew Dufur' 7 days ago
stitch it up and fix Larsen C ice sheet. we need to be the surgeons of the world!
Space Cat
'Space Cat' 7 days ago
We should take advantage of the drinkable water falling off the icebergs onto the sea in some way.
Bugs Bunny
'Bugs Bunny' 1 week ago
Stop destroying the wall Mexicans will come
Noham Roger
'Noham Roger' 1 week ago
Hey mate ! ! teacher It looks for me beautifuq#video dining .
SDC
'SDC' 1 week ago
Those icebergs look like star destroyers
Stacy Skywatch
'Stacy Skywatch' 1 week ago
Must be global warming eh BBC,, nothing to do with over 70 years of climate engineering as they work towards climate control and of course weaponizing the weather,,hence why the MET office and alike are protected under the official secrets act and all the dumb ass free masonic order followers have to sign an oath of secrecy ,, BBC=FAKE FREE MASONIC NEWS<<<
Joey Jamison
'Joey Jamison' 1 week ago
The latest step in the collapse of the British Empire. Now, they're even losing their ice bergs!
Joe
'Joe' 1 week ago
this is all a hoax made by the Chinese!! not nice!!
bjfdog
'bjfdog' 1 week ago
Love the climate change rich guys who are knee deep in water on the golf courses.
bjfdog
'bjfdog' 1 week ago
We better send more ice breakers to ... uh ...
GG2K7AU05
'GG2K7AU05' 1 week ago
seeing all the anti science comments all the time, i don't think we can ever win over their destructive force. Maybe we should just let go and vanish from earth so other species could have a chance.
Grey Chip
'Grey Chip' 1 week ago
I guess there wanting more funding.
al bugnfront
'al bugnfront' 1 week ago
remember "Shackleton Expedition" iceberg crack ups are normal!
G.Gecko C.
'G.Gecko C.' 1 week ago
Global warming is a good thing, too much of this planet is a frozen hell hole.
david marsh
'david marsh' 1 week ago
Wake up Sheeple. The earth is flat and Global warming is a joax
John McLeod
'John McLeod' 1 week ago
It's summer down there at the moment. The ice expands in winter and shrinks in summer.
Emmanuel Goldstein
The big carbon tax being rammed down your throat by the anti-BBC. It's your fault for producing the gas that all plant life on earth consumes, CO2.
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Dracula Nova
'Dracula Nova' 2 weeks ago
Fake news...
Rixin Dolma
'Rixin Dolma' 2 weeks ago
Age of downfall :'(
Tripod Threefoot
'Tripod Threefoot' 2 weeks ago
So first you give the impression then leave it on us the viewer to decide if global warming is indeed playing a part.........One of these days the truth will be real
CannabisCultureTechLife
Dude just chillin in one of the coldest parts of the planet it a t shirt...
1234locks
'1234locks' 2 weeks ago
How is carbon tax going to stop this lol we have no control over it we are but ants to the size of this world your dreaming if you think we have an impact on the world it naturally gets colder and warmer global warming is a proven hoax !!
Amit Singh
'Amit Singh' 2 weeks ago
Global warming is a hoax created by elites to push carbon tax
Memento Mori
'Memento Mori' 2 weeks ago
Experts say that there is no evidence that the break is due to global warming.
I guess a lot of people have very short attention spans and couldn't make it to the end of the video 🖕
Deadpan Barry
'Deadpan Barry' 2 weeks ago
It's the dam Russians again.....it has to be their falut.
Aurelian Dumitru
'Aurelian Dumitru' 2 weeks ago
Rip human kind. Make jokes as long you can afford. Mother earth: karma is a biach, isnt it?
folddpstcrd
'folddpstcrd' 2 weeks ago
This is sad.I feel like im not helping with anything
Normal Man
'Normal Man' 2 weeks ago
THE END IS NEAR!!!!!
Jim Miklas
'Jim Miklas' 2 weeks ago
Will a fear campaign be launched for carbon tax payments?
Zorrino Temea
'Zorrino Temea' 2 weeks ago
PUTIN did it sending a icebreaker .
Jayvee Aurea
'Jayvee Aurea' 2 weeks ago
什么地方是?不要去附近,因为你会是下一个泰坦尼克号。
Jr B
'Jr B' 2 weeks ago
Whats with the audio
Truth Knowledge Freedom
ohhh I got it you going to use this an exuse of the floods your going to create
Lucho Portuano
'Lucho Portuano' 2 weeks ago
thanks obama...your green policies didn't do shit :/
Lanester 101
'Lanester 101' 2 weeks ago
"Giant iceberg set to brake away from antarctic mainland"
And so it was mass hysteria kicked in, shares plummeted around the globe and racial tensions flared across europe.....
Todd Morrow
'Todd Morrow' 2 weeks ago
Is that Chuck Norris walking around in winter on the south pole in a t-shirt?
Jesse Pinkman
'Jesse Pinkman' 2 weeks ago
Thats not terrifying at all.
kelly6739
'kelly6739' 2 weeks ago
Its called NATURE.
TheDarknessOfGames
'TheDarknessOfGames' 2 weeks ago
Breaking news, it's not warming of the earth causing crack, it's the human life on tof Antarctica causing it.
Diego Alvarado
'Diego Alvarado' 2 weeks ago
Global climate change has to be the cause of this and it aggravates me that researchers say "they do not have evidence" that can prove this Antarctic iceberg is breaking away as a result of our human consumption and ignorance leading to an accelerating greenhouse effect. We just recently passed 400ppm of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and show no signs of slowing down...
Tiago Diniz
'Tiago Diniz' 2 weeks ago
oh my god.
Jemiah DaPap
'Jemiah DaPap' 2 weeks ago
In Genesis of the Bible G-- makes a covenant with Noah stating that there will be no great flood as long as there are rainbows. I see this as when one of the polar caps disappear then the deal is off. The parallels between the Bible and our current climate predicament unnerve me just a little
Holes at Your Poles
'Holes at Your Poles' 2 weeks ago
They should tow it to Africa so they can have fresh drinking water.
Ryan Webb
'Ryan Webb' 2 weeks ago
Yeah, this has nothing to do with Global Warming....FFS
Kaun Australis
'Kaun Australis' 2 weeks ago
Yet NASA have said today that a grand solar minimum and possibly a mini ice age will be here by 2020....
JamesThomas
'JamesThomas' 2 weeks ago
That's what happens when you make shelves out of ice. I use wood.
hamza cheema
'hamza cheema' 2 weeks ago
Global warming show alarming for world. (@.@)
Michael Torres
'Michael Torres' 2 weeks ago
Lmao we still have a net gain of ice in the Antarctic despite what we loose from melt and break offs.
So we are still gaining ice in the Antarctic.
It's a cycle people the ice breaks off and more ice forms. Nothing new.
Alan Daniel
'Alan Daniel' 2 weeks ago
yeah no one cares,been going on for years
myname is love
'myname is love' 2 weeks ago
goodbye beautiful polar bears😔
allon33
'allon33' 2 weeks ago
I like how at the end he says it has nothing much to do with global warming (so no need to panic everyone). LOL
Terry Peart
'Terry Peart' 2 weeks ago
Wales has become a standard unit of measurement.
sunny sunny
'sunny sunny' 2 weeks ago
earth is huge and this is just the tip of iceberg
xguy
'xguy' 2 weeks ago
✔ For tropical fruit and coconuts.... BUY CANADIAN‼️
Moses Bullrush
'Moses Bullrush' 2 weeks ago
The earth has warmed 0.85 degrees over the past 200 years which is normal for the earth coming out of a natural cold period. Sealevel is rising at 3 inches per century which is normal for the earth coming out of a cold period.
mc 74 Two
'mc 74 Two' 2 weeks ago
Stop landing planes on it then , knobheads.
Phil
'Phil' 2 weeks ago
"Global Warming is a hoax created by the Chinese." -Donald Trump
RIXRADvidz
'RIXRADvidz' 2 weeks ago
I don't seem to remember any ice shelves the size of 1/4 of Wales ever breaking off either one of the poles back in the 1970's or 80's....but the climate is exactly the same now as it was then right? ....nothing is stagnant, change is constant, adapt or die. we just need to quit adding to the problem, ceasing fossil fuel use would help....exponentially...
bimmjim
'bimmjim' 2 weeks ago
I would like to know how many people believe these words spoken by the non-Scientist announcer. -
"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.
Amir Valerie Blumenfeld
but remember guys, global warming is a chinese hoax
Alexander
'Alexander' 2 weeks ago
If you live near the cost, pack your bags and GTFO! Florida might be under water by 2024.
logicalempiricist
'logicalempiricist' 2 weeks ago
I am glad that global warming is now doing its best to destroy us. I know it is not a popular opinion but I am convinced that it is best when we get to go now. The End of the World is Nigh and it is a good thing. Humans have done more than any other creature to destroy the planet and other species, it is now only just that we get to go and be the ones who are catapulting ourselves out of the biosphere and the gene pool.
ilker yoldas
'ilker yoldas' 2 weeks ago
Trump will build a wall and make the penguins pay for it!
Caroline Izminster
'Caroline Izminster' 2 weeks ago
Send all the muslims to live on it.
Devan Velo
'Devan Velo' 2 weeks ago
Is that the edge?
Kaveer Nagessar123
'Kaveer Nagessar123' 2 weeks ago
Will this cause a tsunami?
Jeff
'Jeff' 2 weeks ago
That's not good.
Zak
'Zak '' 2 weeks ago
My webbed feet from inbreeding are finally coming to a use
ALx 65091
'ALx 65091' 2 weeks ago
Palmer's Titanic II is doomed.
James Storrie
'James Storrie' 2 weeks ago
be afraid, stay scared and pay that carbon tax
Destroyer Of All
'Destroyer Of All' 2 weeks ago
it is because of climate, they are lying its all Humans fault!!! the Earth is coming to an end.
Rae Star
'Rae Star' 2 weeks ago
:(
Yesimsure Bushdid9/11
Thats not good
Duncan Fenwick
'Duncan Fenwick' 2 weeks ago
That's not good.
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