Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

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.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation