Last Intact Ice Shelf in Canadian Arctic Has Collapsed
Breaking news: the Last Intact Ice Shelf in Canadian Arctic Has Collapsed.
The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area — a piece larger than the island of Manhattan — in just two days at the end of July, researchers said on Thursday. The ice shelf’s melting has been attributed to rising temperatures as the Canadian Arctic has been over 9 degrees Fahrenheit warmer this summer than the 30-year average.
Here's the full story from Reuters: Canada's last fully intact Arctic ice shelf collapses
My upcoming cli-fi anthology of global warming stories from authors around the world (Terraforming Earth for Aliens) seems even more timely now! (The anthology, previously scheduled for release this year, will be coming out next year, in 2021, so as to update it by adding some pandemic cli-fi stories before its release).
-David Harten Watson