An Iceberg Twice the Size of New York City Is About to Split From Antarctica

Tue, 04/09/2019
Jugal K. Patel
The New York Times

Two rifts on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica are close to creating an iceberg over 560 square miles in size. Scientists say the calving event could happen any day now.


“This calving is a huge one for Brunt,” said Eric Rignot, a climate scientist at the University of California, Irvine, who has done extensive research on polar ice. “Brunt put that ice in store for probably a century and is about to let it go.”