Every year that passes, our planet warms up more and more. Favoring the melting and the creation of iceberg after iceberg.
Have you ever heard of the terrible consequences of the melting of the huge glaciers found at the antipodes of the world?
Well, the Earth seems to be giving us (again) a second chance to stop the possible chaos. That may arise as a result of pollution and climate change.
The headline we are showing today seeks to make the reader reflect on the dangers involved in industrial waste and production without ecological regulations. The iceberg of which we speak is already floating on the waters of Antarctica, since last July 10, 2017.
The titanic ice block covers some 5000 square kilometres and weighs around one billion tonnes. The cameras of NASA’s MIDAS project made it possible to specify that this iceberg massif was detached from the Larsen C ice platform.
The shedding of the white giant has led many to think that it is time to take global warming seriously. Nature demands it.
How fast is the temperature rising in Antarctica?
A lot, and most predictions are not encouraging. To get a clearer idea of the seriousness of the matter. The iceberg that broke off and is now known as A68 covers the same portion of territory as twice New York City.
Researchers from Swansea and Aberystwyth Universities, who have been monitoring the fissure since 2014, its speed of development and its possible impact. Have calculated that the average increase in Antarctic temperature is 5 C°.
The consequences of this rise in temperature are particularly palpable on the northwest coast of the Antarctic peninsula. Where the separation occurred.
These landslides are not something new. Both the Reaction Propulsion Laboratory and NASA have been warning of possible collapse for more than three decades.
Antarctica is divided into giant ice blocks
For thirty years at this point, the emergence of new icebergs has remained a dangerous constant. And although the international scientific community has issued many manifestos on the subject. The number of people who seem to be convinced of the need to change does not seem to be enough.
Thus, in 2016 two large portions of the Larsen ice shelf broke and dispersed into the sea.
The Totten glacier, located in Eastern Antarctica, has also begun to crack, according to reports from an Australian scientific commission on the site.
The dissolution of several of the floating giants in the water could cause the sea level to rise up to three meters on different coasts of the world. This would undoubtedly represent the end for an important number of cities.
An avoidable crisis?
NASA scientist Eric J. Rignot has been wondering what would happen if humans didn’t implement the changes needed to stop the massive thawing of Antarctica.
The expert’s opinion is that even if the flood crisis begins, man has the capacity to counteract the negative effects of the phenomenon, but will that be enough to maintain the planet’s natural balance?