South Pole: “faster than ever” how giant glaciers disintegrate

Europe. – The disintegration of glaciers in the South Pole is dramatically represented in new satellite images. The European Space Agency created a video with high-speed images of two glaciers in Antarctica breaking and issued a severe warning.

The images were taken between 2014 and 2020. They show that huge glaciers break faster than ever in Antarctica, according to the agency.

Experts say glaciers have taken the first step to disintegrate and cause sea level to rise dramatically. They have enough water between them to raise the overall sea level by more than 3 feet.

The Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier cover an area the size of Norway.

Fracture of ice sheets in recent decades is the result of ocean warming, causing glaciers to bilge, melt and retreat.

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