Ice Shelf Collapses in Eastern Antarctica

amid soaring temperatures

By Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – Scientists have observed the collapse of an ice shelf in eastern Antarctica for the first time since satellite images became widely available in 1979. The breakup of the Conger Ice Shelf on March 15 came as the region experienced an unprecedented heat wave, with temperatures soaring by as much as 70 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in some areas.

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