The Larsen C Ice Shelf in West Antarctica. Photo by: National Geographic / YouTube
The Larsen C Ice Shelf in West Antarctica. Photo by: National Geographic / YouTube

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The Larsen C Ice Shelf in West Antarctica recently cracked and shifted by increasing global temperatures.

The recent crack in the ice shelf indicates that trends in global warming are increasing overall temperatures, and creating a more unstable climate for coastal regions around the globe.

National Geographic reported:

‘On the Antarctic Peninsula, the warming has been far greater—nearly five degrees on average. That’s why a Delaware-size iceberg just broke off the Larsen C Ice Shelf and why smaller ice shelves on the peninsula have long since disintegrated entirely into the waters of the Weddell Sea.’

Watch aerial footage from the Larsen C Ice Shelf by National Geographic.

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