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Larsen C primed to split

This iceberg, the size of Prince Edward Island, will fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula. A growing crack in the ice shelf suggests that the iceberg, an area of up to 5,000 square kilometers, is likely to calve soon. Scientific evidence indicates that climate change has caused thinning of the ice shelf. The calving of this large iceberg could be the first step of the collapse of Larsen C ice shelf, which would result in the disintegration of a huge area of ice into a number of icebergs and smaller fragments.


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