The shrinking of the Antarctic ice belt is making the ice shelves vulnerable, causing them to melt and sea levels to rise, the article says.
The authors of the material write that of particular concern is the “Doomsday Glacier” in the Amundsen Sea, which contains so much water that the world’s oceans could rise by half a meter if it melted.
Changes in Antarctica could affect the global climate and affect coastal states around the world, scientists warn.
It was previously known that a large iceberg the size of London broke away from Antarctica. The iceberg broke away from the Brant Glacier after cracks that appeared in recent years spread across the entire shelf. The thickness of the ice is almost 150 meters, and the area of the entire iceberg is more than 1.5 thousand square kilometers.
Roskosmos has published an image of a giant iceberg.
According to experts, the iceberg does not pose a danger to standard shipping.