Sea levels may rise yet once again thanks to an iceberg the size of Manhattan breaking off from Greenland and floating out into the ocean. Although a bigger one broke off in 2010, it's still a growing trend as seen in Antarctica. The culprit? Global warming, of course.
See the excerpt below from MSNBC.
Iceberg bigger than Manhattan breaks from Greenland glacier
updated 7/17/2012 1:21:57 PM ET
A massive iceberg larger than Manhattan has broken away from the floating end of a Greenland glacier this week, an event scientists predicted last autumn.
The giant ice island is 46 square miles, and separated from the terminus of the Petermann Glacier, one of Greenland's largest…
"The Greenland ice sheet as a whole is shrinking, melting and reducing in size as the result of globally changing air and ocean temperatures and associated changes in circulation patterns in both the ocean and atmosphere," said Andreas Muenchow, an associate professor of physical ocean science and engineering at the University of Delaware.
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