Antarctica

London-Sized Glacier Breaks Off In Antarctica

An iceberg broke off from Antarctica last Sunday, researchers said. A massive iceberg, nearly the size of Greater London, separated from the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Researchers first noticed significant fractures in the ice shelf a decade ago, but in recent years, there have been two significant separations.

Earth’s Ozone Layer Could Recover by 2066

A report by the United Nations has revealed that the depleted ozone layer will recover in 43 years. The Earth’s ozone layer, which protects out earth from UV radiations, is recovering at a rate that will close the hole above Antarctica in 43 years, a UN study conducted every four years mentioned. The scientific assessment has shown optimism in the recovery and full healing of the Earth’s protective layer.

Scientists Discover New Life Underneath Antarctica

Antarctica was considered an inhospitable region due to its harsh climate. Antarctica being the fifth-largest continent on the surface has an area of more than 14 million square Km. The new research sheds light on the possible life beneath this large continent. The scientists have now gone on to speculate that the Ice-covered continent may contain a large area of the algae that lives under the ice permanently.

5.9 Trillions Tonnes Of Ice Lost Due To Climate Change In 25 Years

Most scientists had once assumed that the massive Ice sheets of Antarctica were largely invulnerable to climate change, but not any more. During the past 25 years, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet has contributed significantly to rising sea levels, mainly caused by climate change. It is estimated if, due to some reason, the Eastern two-thirds of the ice sheet melted, the sea would rise by 52 meters.