It Finally Happened: Massive Iceberg Breaks Away From Antarctica (Video)

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In December 2016, NASA reported that a huge crack in the massive continent appeared on satellite imagery. At the time, it was reportedly 300 feet wide and stretched for 70 miles.

The massive crack is in Larsen C, a shelf floating off the Antarctic Peninsula.

Back in May, it was reported that all that was keeping the nearly 2,000 square mile piece of ice from floating way was 12 miles of ice, and scientists said it wasn’t likely to hold for much longer.

Experts warned that when the crack eventually spread across the entire ice shelf, it would create an iceberg the size of the state of Delaware.

Now that has finally happened.

While calving of icebergs is not unusual, at a trillion tons, this is one of the largest ever recorded.

It covers an area of roughly 2,300 square miles – more than twice the size of Luxembourg, and seven times the size of New York City.

Its volume is twice that of Lake Erie, according to Project MIDAS, a research group based in Britain.

Dr. Martin O’Leary, a Swansea University glaciologist and member of the MIDAS project team, said of the recent calving:

“Although this is a natural event, and we’re not aware of any link to human-induced climate change, this puts the ice shelf in a very vulnerable position. This is the furthest back that the ice front has been in recorded history. We’re going to be watching very carefully for signs that the rest of the shelf is becoming unstable.”

The remaining ice shelf will continue to grow naturally, and the new iceberg isn’t expected to impact shipping.

Project MIDAS concludes,

Whilst this new iceberg will not immediately raise sea levels, if the shelf loses much more of its area, it could result in glaciers that flow off the land behind speeding up their passage towards the ocean. This non-floating ice would have an eventual impact on sea levels, but only at a very modest rate.

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  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    So…a big chunk of ice just broke off from an even bigger chunk of ice, but it isn’t expected to raise sea levels or impact shipping. How will the global warming alarmists spin this?

    • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

      Hopefully their heads will start spinning like Regan’s in the Exorcist……
      “Your Mother eats ice in HELL”……sorry. All better now.

      • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

        They’re going to need a new cataclysmic club to beat the sheeple back into fear and submission-and soon. Wonder what’s next?

    • Someone should grab a hold of it and drag it up to NYC, making everyone there apoplectic as it melts.

    • anonymous4u4me

      Maybe they will consider suicide rather then live though the fiction of further global warming incidents. Just hope they don’t all use guns, or we will never hear the end of it.

    • Joe2D2

      Take a tall glass, fill it with ice all the way to the top. Then, fill the glass with water, all the way to the top so that the ice raises slightly above the top. Place the glass somewhere and let time do it’s work on melting the ice. When it’s all over, no water will have spilled out of the glass. LoL, raising sea levels with melting ice has always been a horseshit fairy tale to freak people out.

      The mass of the ice is already displacing the water and while ice is condensed water, the compression ratio isn’t higher than the weight of the ice in the water. Oh no, that sounds like empirical data using the scientific method, yet I must be a science denier. Global warming/cooling, climate change morons need to pray harder to their messiah, Al “Manpig” Gore for a science defying miracle.

      • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

        Exactly!

      • TrevorD

        Lke that alot…..very cool!

        • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

          Pun intended, I’m sure =P

      • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

        I think you misspelled “ERMAHGERDGLOBALWARMINGWE’REALLGONNADROWN!!11ONEONE1!”

  • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

    “Faster than a speeding ice floe, able to leap tall crashed UFOs in a single bound, able to take over the world in mere seconds, iitttttt’ssssss……..(no, NOT Mon-tee Py-THON’S Fly-ing Cir-CUSS) the Reppies!”

    Say hello to the New Boss. Same as the….you know the rest.

    • Jas

      Meet the new ice, same as the old ice

  • James Wood

    So what! Should fool things down a bit.

  • db

    This happened because we got out of the Paris Agreement, right?

    • Phil_Ossifer

      I have it on good authority that it was actually a test of a new U.S. military weapon based on alien technology recovered from the flying saucer crash at Roswell, NM, in 1947. I was told this by a UFO abductee who is presently hiding in an undisclosed location to protect his cache of stolen government documents that prove conclusively the U.S. government is colluding with shape-shifting reptilian aliens from Alpha Centauri.

      • Robert Veklotz

        They’re from Rigel.

    • TrevorD

      Damn funny….

  • It is not Paranoia

    I love the part where this has nothing to do with global warming….or climate change….or lying, whatever you want to call it.

  • THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH YOU DON’ FA

    Yawn….

  • Frank

    “(N)o link to human-induced climate change.” Ah, the truth is refreshing and sets the mind at ease – at least for those comfortable with hearing the truth and not having any agenda to manipulate or otherwise influence the thinking and behavior of others.