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As ESA’s Envisat satellite marks ten years in orbit, it continues to observe the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica’s ice shelves due to climate warming.
Ice shelves are retreating in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula due to climate change.
Depicting a cause-and-effect scenario that spans thousands of miles, a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and his collaborators discovered that ocean waves originating along the Pacific coasts of North and South America impact Antarctic ice shelves and could play a role in their catastrophic collapse.
The European Space Agency says satellite images show icebergs have begun to calve from the northern front of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica. ESA scientists said the images indicate the huge shelf has become unstable following the collapse three weeks ago of the ice bridge that linked the Antarctic mainland with Charcot Island.
A segment of an Antarctic ice shelf about the size of New York City has fallen into the sea this month following an ice bridge collapse, scientists said Tuesday.
According to the UN Environmental Program, an enormous breakaway piece of Antarcticaâ€™s ice shelf could amplify the already significant effects of global warming in the region.
In an effort to prevent further environmental damage to Antarctica, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday urged tighter controls on cruise ships and tourists in the fragile region.
An ice bridge in the Antarctic, which linked a shelf of ice the size of Jamaica to two islands, has collapsed.
The Wilkins Ice Shelf is at risk of partly breaking away from the Antarctic Peninsula as the ice bridge that connects it to Charcot and Latady Islands looks set to collapse.
A large ice shelf is near collapse in Antarctica, held together only by a small strip of ice as global warming continues to alter the map of the frozen continent.
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