The Unexpected Way Collapsing Ice Shelves Add To Rising Seas
NASA's new report on the Larsen B ice shelf has drawn attention to how ice shelves can contribute to rising sea levels, a serious threat to the Earth.By Sebastian Martinez | May 18, 2015
When NASA announced the Larsen B ice shelf would be completely disintegrated by the end of the decade, you'd be forgiven for not knowing why it mattered. (Video via NASA)
It matters because it could contribute significantly to rising sea levels, one of the biggest threats the world faces going forward. (Video via WPBT)
Larsen B is an ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula that first fractured in a big way in 2002, with two-thirds of the shelf collapsing in the space of six weeks.