Remember that one weekend when you let yourself be swayed by conspiracy theories and started believing that global warming was not real? Well, my friend, this HUMUNGOUS piece of ice that has just broken off Antarctica will surely convince you otherwise!
A gigantic reminder of mankind's follies
According to news reports, this iceberg has been named A-76 and is a whopping 4,320 sq km in size. It is approximately 170km long and 25km wide. To give you an estimate, that's almost as big as Goa and Puducherry put together! The A-76 was spotted by the British Antarctic Survey and was confirmed by the US National Ice Center after its images were captured by Copernicus Sentinel-1, a satellite that orbits the poles of the Earth.
What does this mean?
While scientists have revealed that the formation of the iceberg might not increase sea levels, the iceberg can cause serious damage if it collides with an island. As expected, global warming is to be blamed for a rapid increase in the melting of Antarctic ice sheets as well as the calving of this iceberg.
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