Larsen Ice Shelf Rift Still Expanding
A massive rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica is causing global warming alarmists to get hot under the collar. NASA has released a recent high altitude image taken by researchers showing an expanding 70 miles long rift that is already over 300 feet wide. Experts are saying that we can expect a large section of the shelf to break away within the next seven to ten years.
“The crack completely cuts through the Ice Shelf, but it does not go all the way across it – once it does, it will produce an iceberg roughly the size of the state of Delaware,” NASA said in a press release.
A British scientific research team released data that indicates the rift has expanded over the summer season at a rate of seven miles per month and represents the fastest rate of expansion ever observed. No predictions have been made as to what global effects will be felt, but nobody seems to be looking forward to it. Further panic ensued after video clips taken from the 2004 disaster movie ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ were shown next to the Nasa images, but nobody is calling for the end of the world just yet.