We bet you don't know these little-known facts about the recent giant breakaway iceberg in Antarctica

We know you've heard about this ice block but we BET you don't know what is really happening with Antarctica and it's worse.

This HUGE iceberg is one of the largest icebergs observed in the last 30 years. This giant weighs more than a trillion tons. Its area is just about the size of Wales and 4 times greater than London!

In fact this breakaway is not a surprise for scientists. They knew it would happen sooner or later. Besides, before this ice block broke off from the ice shelf, called Larsen C, there were many icebergs that separated from two ice shelves (Larsen A and B) and other ice shelves of Antarctic.

Scientists from the University of Ohio (USA) have proved that Antarctica is falling apart from within. The separation of an iceberg that weighs this much will radically change the landscape of the entire Antarctic Peninsula.

Scientists captured the process of this giant's developing and that's how it looks like:

The reasons and theories

Scientist believe that the break is likely triggered by climate change. However, there is no conclusive evidence that the iceberg is connected to the process of climate change. Scientists also believe that the disappearance of the iceberg may lead to further disintegration of the rest of the ice shelf. In this case, the sea level can rise by about 10 centimeters, which is not that little as it seems.

Meanwhile, over the past 50 years, the temperature on the Antarctic Peninsula has increased by 2.5 ° C and is still increasing.

Can you imagine how huge this iceberg is? What do you think about the future of our planet Earth? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Your opinion matters
D. Trevelyan Owens
In the early 20th Century there were two icebergs that broke off Antarctica that were far larger than this one. One was 6 times larger, the other 4 times larger. So quit freaking out. It's a natural process. Some scientists even told Time Magazine the exact same thing.
Jul 14, 2017 5:00PM
Mike Keel
Time likes to stir the pot.
Jul 15, 2017 3:37AM
robert cone
Distortion of facts in an attempt at scaremongering. They have been expecting and monitoring this since 1980. Since the berg was already in the ocean it will have no additional effect on sea levels as its weight is already displaced. You don't need to be a scientist to know this. It's basic physics.
Jul 15, 2017 3:39AM
Janice Marler
I agree. This has nothing to do with climate change or the raising of waters.
Jul 16, 2017 11:12PM
Randy Burnip
Jul 17, 2017 3:18PM
Eric Metzger
Never let a good disaster go to waste.
Jul 18, 2017 3:53AM
Timothy Jewett
WAS Al Gore Standing on it, by any chance? Just asking.
Jul 18, 2017 5:16PM
Surekha D Parikh
Jul 20, 2017 7:01AM
Steve Due
LARGE cocktail... How big CELERY... Next... Russian VODKA....
Jul 28, 2017 12:30PM
Johnny Wissmueller
Oh My God!!!!!! Nothing is happening
Jul 29, 2017 2:25AM
Carole Bradley
Nature it's problematic for scientists.
Aug 11, 2017 5:34PM
Marion David Mooney
Timothy Jewett Now that would have raised sea levels significantly.
Aug 13, 2017 12:39PM

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