Satellite imagery confirms that Antarctica’s vast ice sheet has separated such a large chunk of ice that it is now considered the world’s largest iceberg.
The length of the finger-shaped iceberg has been recorded as 4,350 km, but it has not been identified as characteristic of climate change caused by human intervention. The avalanche is technically named A76, which a few days ago was separated from the Ron Ice Sheffel on the Weidel Sea.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed that glaciers and avalanches are melting away due to the ingress of warm water into the region. Alex Brisborne, a glacier expert in the UK, said it was a natural cycle that continued and had nothing to do with global warming.
Horizontal lines on an iceberg such as the A76 show the pressure on it, which led to the process of breaking. The iceberg is now floating on the water and is not expected to raise sea levels. Despite all this, it is the largest iceberg in known human history.
The Ron ice shelf is in a stable state at the moment and will expand further after losing so much snow. Earlier, in 1986, a total of 11,000 km of ice was broken and separated into small and large icebergs.