China News Service, April 21. According to a report by the BBC, satellite images show that the A68, once the largest iceberg in the world, melted and decomposed into “numerous small fragments”, which actually no longer exists.
As we all know, Antarctica preserves the most extensive glaciers on the earth. Once these glaciers melt, it will cause irreversible changes to the global sea level. However, some scientists have warned that the largest iceberg on the planet-A68 is about to break free from the shackles of the Antarctic continent, drift into the sea along the ocean currents, and finally melt completely!
Iceberg is a very important part of the earth’s ecology. It not only reflects the sun’s rays and prevents the occurrence of global warming; it also stores a large amount of fresh water resources. It can be said that if the iceberg system on the earth collapses, then the ecosystem on the earth will also be affected by this and undergo major changes.
China News Service, November 6 According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Chinese website on the 5th, a giant iceberg is drifting towards South Georgia, a British overseas territory. If a collision occurs, it will pose a serious threat to local wildlife such as penguins and seals. According to reports, the iceberg is named A68a, which broke away from the Antarctic continent in July 2017 and is about the same size as South Georgia.