According to the latest predictions, if the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed it could cause global sea levels to rise by ten feet, overwhelming coastal cities around the world like NY and Abu Dhabi.
The calving event captured on video began on June 22 at 11:30 p.m. local time and continued for approximately 30 minutes but the video sums up the whole event in just 90 seconds.
The resulting iceberg, broken off from Greenland's Helheim Glacier, would stretch from lower Manhattan up to Midtown in New York City.
"Knowing how come icebergs are important for modelling, because the icebergs ultimately determine global sea-level rise". The video shows a 6.4-km-long iceberg that breaks off from the glacier and goes to sea.
When large masses of ice part from glaciers, quantities of water are shunted into the ocean and contribute to sea-level rise. "The better we understand what is happening, the more precisely we can predict and plan for climate change", explains an employee at NY University, Denise Holland. It's a tabular iceberg, long and flat; in the video, you can also see tall, thin pinnacle icebergs crack off and flip over. The latest calving event also suggests that ice sheet melting is taking place with increased strength and at a speed that no models have predicted before.
In April this year, New York University received a $2.1 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to better understand Antarctic glaciers and the forces behind sea-level rise. The research is focused on the Thwaites Glacier.
"Global sea-level rise is both undeniable and consequential", said research team leader David Holland in a statement.
In November, deals involving Iran's oil and energy sector, shipping and ports, and insurance services will be prohibited. Iran supplied 18.4 million tonnes of crude oil during April 2017 and January 2018 (first 10 months of 2017-18 fiscal).
The bacteria is more risky to those with compromised immune systems, like Perez, who has Parkinson's disease. Angel Perez, 60, of Millville, Jersey, was catching crabs last week (left and right) off the Maurice River.
Mickelson double-bogeyed the hole and finished with a 74 on Sunday, at 1 under for the tournament and in a tie for 65th. Four players shot 65 on Thursday, and many more crowded the leaderboard after posting 66s to start the tournament.
Ramos then hit Djokovic with a time violation warning for taking too long to serve in the seventh game of the fourth set. I just asked him whether he thought honestly that I damaged the court with the racket.
Pakistan didn't help themselves with some sloppy fielding, which included dropping Finch on the first ball he faced. Cricketers Glenn Maxwell and Peter Siddle have both been involved in fiery gestures.
England are Croatia's opponents in the final four of the tournament as they bid to reach their first final. Stan Chattersley, who has lived in Bournemouth for 15 years, admitted he would not be supporting England.
That is because Athens has always been upset FYR Macedonia is too similar to a region in northern Greece called Macedonia. A spokesperson for the Greek government said that Greece "will not tolerate anything that violates global law".
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USA to impose extra tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports
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Apple squashes bug that caused Taiwan to crash iPhones
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