A massive iceberg, estimated to be around 600 square miles, or roughly the size of London, has broken away from Antarctica in a viral video that has captured the attention of people around the world.
The footage, which was captured by scientists at the British Antarctic Survey, shows the massive block of ice breaking away from the Pine Island Glacier in Western Antarctica.
The video, which has been widely shared on social media, has raised concerns about the effects of climate change on Antarctica’s ice shelves.
Scientists have been monitoring the Pine Island Glacier for several years, and have observed a significant acceleration of ice loss in recent years.
Many experts believe that the breaking away of this massive iceberg is the result of the warming of ocean waters, which is causing the ice shelves to melt and destabilize.
The loss of ice in Antarctica can have a significant impact on global sea levels, as well as on ocean currents and weather patterns.
This event highlights the need for continued research and monitoring of Antarctica’s ice shelves, as well as efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the warming of the planet.
This is not the first time an iceberg of this size has broken away from the Brunt ice shelf, but it is the largest one since the A38 broke away in 2017, according to the European Space Agency (ESA).
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