Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf nears breaking point

crack in Larsen C ice shelf

A 100-meter-wide, kilometers-long rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf, shown in this image from Nov. 10, 2016, could soon break off a 5,000-square-kilometer chunk of ice into the ocean, scientists warn.

John Sonntag/NASA

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