A large iceberg has broken off the coast of Antarctica. This can said to be the size of the Spanish island of Majorca, as per measurements taken from satellites and planes
These confirm it to be the world’s largest. Iceberg A-76 has calved from the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
It is now floating on the Weddell Sea. The large ice shelf measures around 170 kilometers long and 25 kilometers wide.
The Antarctica ice sheet is warming faster than the rest of the earth. This causes melting of snow and ice covers as well as retreat of glaciers, especially around the Weddell Sea.
As the glaciers begin to retreat, pieces of ice break off and float adrift. Since 1880 average sea levels have risen about nine inches.
A study by scientists has also concluded that the goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions and slow down climate change set recently are not enough to stop sea levels from rising.
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