NASA Study Shows Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf Nearing Its Final Act
For those who would still deny the connection between all us billions running on carbon everything almost and the changes shown I submit natures closing argument. A 10,000 year old ice formation will be gone or close to it. Poof. Melted away in all it’s giga tonnage of fresh water into the sea. Cubic miles of water. I submit my own small analogy from the kitchen. This is what we are doing. Accelerated for your convenience.
For those of us who have come to the conclusion along with the previous scientific reports and analysis, well we have another benchmark to watch. SMH
A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.
A team led by Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, found the remnant of the Larsen B Ice Shelf is flowing faster, becoming increasingly fragmented and developing large cracks. Two of its tributary glaciers also are flowing faster and thinning rapidly.
“These are warning signs that the remnant is disintegrating,” Khazendar said. “Although it’s fascinating scientifically to have a front-row seat to watch the ice shelf becoming unstable and breaking up, it’s bad news for our planet. This ice shelf has existed for at least 10,000 years, and soon it will be gone.”