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Massive Iceberg Breaks Free from Greenland

A massive iceberg roughly twice the size of Manhattan broke loose from Peterman Glacier in Greenland. The Associated Press reports: “Many of Greenland’s southern glaciers have been melting at an unusually rapid pace. The Petermann break brings large ice loss much farther north than in the past, said Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo.”

The southern glaciers of Greenland are a bellwether. Just two years ago another colossal berg broke free from the same glacier, and scientists say that in data collected over 150 years they’ve never seen anything like it.

See this region of Greenland with us in July or August of 2013, and join the climate change conversation with firsthand knowledge.