01 Jun '17, 5pm

Fractured Antarctic ice sheet will create the largest iceberg ever recorded

Fractured Antarctic ice sheet will create the largest iceberg ever recorded

Researchers are concerned the rift’s change of direction and the sheer size of the iceberg will result in problems. For instance, Poul Christoffersen of the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge is concerned that the whole ice shelf will disintegrate as a result of the event. “The ice shelf can and probably will undergo a rapid collapse,” he told the press. “And this isn’t a slow process — it can happen in a day or two.”

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