Antarctica has lost an Iceberg Twice the Size of Washington DC

It is true that today’s climate change is definitely the worst thing the earth has experienced in the last 2,000 years. Therefore Antarctica’s fastest shrinking Glacier has lost another huge chunk twice as big as Washington DC to the sea. Calving is the term for the process which causes large ice formations to float on the surface of sea water. However, calving events have become a frequent occurring over the past two decades in Pine Island Glacier and neighboring Thwaites Island. These frequent incidents have raised serious concerns of sea level rise. According to NASA Earth Observatory this chunk of ice will not directly contribute to the sea level rise when it melts inevitably.


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