Massive Ice Sheet Breaks Off Antarctica, Becomes World’s Largest Iceberg

HeadlineMay 20, 2021

A massive sheet of ice four times the size of New York City has broken free from Antarctica’s Ronne Ice Shelf, becoming the world’s largest iceberg. Though such events are part of a natural cycle, scientists warn greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of air pollution are warming the Earth’s polar regions faster than the rest of the globe, threatening wildlife and contributing to rising sea levels.

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