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ANTARCTICA: 60% of ice shelves at risk

Friday 28 Aug 20 9:00am

Fracture at the front of Ross ice shelf, the largest in Antarctica. A platform of ice nearly four times the size of the UK is at risk of collapse. Photograph: Martin Wearing/PA

 

APPROXIMATELY 60 per cent of Antarctica's ice shelves could be vulnerable to fracture, accelerating the loss of the Antarctic ice sheet and increasing sea-level rise, according to a paper.

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