Larsen C Ice Shelf

Mega-Iceberg Breaks Away from Antarctica

An trillion-ton iceberg has broken away from the Antarctic Peninsula, an event that many observers see as a vivid example of how rapidly climate change is taking place. Other climate scientists advised a “wait and see” stance. Christopher Shuman, affiliated with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said that if the Larsen C ice shelf continues to collapse, it will be clear that climate change was responsible rather than the event taking place as part of a natural cycle of calving and regeneration. The Technoskeptic discussed the breakup of the Larsen C and many related issues with climate researcher Julie Brigham-Grette in our latest podcast. —TV

Photo: John Sonntag, NASA