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   WEEK 14 March 20th to 26th

   MASSIVE ICEBERG BREAKING FREE

   In Antarctica, an iceberg, the biggest ever, is breaking free from the Ross Ice Shelf. Measuring 295 kilometers in length, 37 kilometers in width, itís almost twice as big as the iceberg breaking free some time ago, that was a clear and present danger to the ship traffic by Cape Horn.
   This is one more in a series of ever bigger icebergs breaking free all over Antarctica. As in the Arctic the ice is melting in an ever faster rate. There are clear indications that the entire West Antarctic Ice Shelf (WAIS), is about to melt. If that happens the global sea level will rise between 6 and 7 meters.
   And WAIS has, up to this point, also worked as a kind of buffer, protection for the much bigger East Antarctic Ice Shelf (EAIS). General melting has accelerated during the eighties and nineties, and has gone much further and happened much faster than most predictions.
   If all ice on Earth should melt, global sea level will rise at least 70 meters.

   Related article: SEARISE

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