Antarctic ice shelf disintegrating


This video says about itself:

NASA Study Shows Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf Nearing Its Final Act

14 May 2015

A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica‘s Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.

A team led by Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, found the remnant of the Larsen B Ice Shelf is flowing faster, becoming increasingly fragmented and developing large cracks. Two of its tributary glaciers also are flowing faster and thinning rapidly.

Khazendar said, “These are warning signs that the remnant is disintegrating.”

The ongoing rise in greenhouse gas emissions may trigger a rapid, irreversible collapse in an Antarctic ice sheet the size of Mexico, with potentially catastrophic consequences, a study published last week in the journal Nature found: here.

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