Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf calved a massive iceberg, not linked to climate change.
Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf has experienced a major change, with a massive piece of ice about the size of two New York Cities breaking off. This is the second major calving event in two years, though scientists have long predicted it to happen. The British Antarctic Survey has said that the cracks in the ice shelf have been naturally developing over the past decade. The last calving event, A74, occurred in February 2021, and the newest iceberg will be named by the U.S. National Ice Center. It is expected to follow the same path as A74 and drift away into the Weddell Sea. Scientists have said that this event is not linked to climate change and is part of the natural behavior of the Brunt Ice Shelf. This event is a reminder of the ever-changing environment of Antarctica and the importance of monitoring the region.