Jugal K. Patel, reporting for The New York Times:
A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf
has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break.
The rift has accelerated this year in an area already vulnerable
to warming temperatures. Since December, the crack has grown by
the length of about five football fields each day.
“The iceberg is likely to break free within the next few months,”
said Adrian J. Luckman of Swansea University in Wales, who is a
lead researcher for Project Midas. “The rift tip has moved from
one region of likely softer ice to another, which explains its
Terrifically well illustrated.