Antarctica sheds another chunk of glacier, alarming scientists anew

Antarctica sheds another chunk of glacier, alarming scientists anew

by Theresa Braine, New York Daily News

Yet another chunk of Antarctic glacier sheared off over the weekend, shattering into iceberg shards and causing continued consternation among scientists observing what they fear to be the disintegration of the most frozen place on Earth.

“What is unsettling is that the daily data stream [from satellites] reveals the dramatic pace at which climate is redefining the face of Antarctica,” said Mark Drinkwater, senior scientist and cryosphere specialist at the European Space Agency, in a statement.

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