Third-largest iceberg broke off Antarctica

  • Added:  12 days ago
  • One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken free of Antarctica. A crack in an Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is responsible for calving the colossal new iceberg, which is roughly the area of Delaware state and the volume of Lake Michigan.

    Researchers noticed the distinctive rift in Antarctica's ice in 2010, which has grown rapidly since 2016. The iceberg calved between July 10 and July 12, researchers said.

    "Breaking news! The iceberg has fully detached from Larsen C - more details to follow soon," Martin O'Leary a glaciologist at Swansea University, wrote in a tweet early Wednesday morning for Project MIDAS.

    A NASA Earth-observing satellite called MODIS was among the first to photograph the colossal ice block freed of Antarctica's grasp. It appears the iceberg has largely stayed intact.

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Comments: 845

  • Meghdoot Dutta
    Meghdoot Dutta 3 days ago +1

    that damn squirrel....

  • Defaltilized
    Defaltilized 5 days ago

    I'm surprised global warming wasn't blamed on

  • HiKing Jungle27
    HiKing Jungle27 6 days ago

    I just don't get how the president doesn't believes in this. Are home needs help and we are just destroying it little by little. "It's not the same to call it as to see it arrive."

  • D. Buckley
    D. Buckley 6 days ago

    This repetitive pseudo-music adds nothing at all to the video which in and of itself offers little information that was not better explained from other sources.

  • Meera Anil Kumar
    Meera Anil Kumar 7 days ago

    Well , as what I've read in the newspapers , global warming is not the reason for this , and that it naturally happens

  • Brad Hamilton
    Brad Hamilton 7 days ago

    Couple a hundred tugboats, push it back together, a few staples, problem solved.Dam people get to worked up over something you can't control.

  • Flaming Death
    Flaming Death 7 days ago

    ask Elsa from Frozen to help!!!!!!

  • GoldMinecraftPro
    GoldMinecraftPro 7 days ago


  • Kent Koester
    Kent Koester 8 days ago

    Yeah more dead fools along the coasts!!!

  • Regular Joe
    Regular Joe 8 days ago

    has any one else ever watched salt water freeze? this video is a joke! and the fools that jump on this bandwagon should reduce their carbon footprint by holding their breath

  • Kawaii Potato
    Kawaii Potato 8 days ago

    that darn squirell again..

  • Isai  Torres
    Isai Torres 9 days ago


  • Gary Watzittoyaa
    Gary Watzittoyaa 9 days ago

    not a mention of global warming , yall are dumb fucks to believe in that , it just said this isnt the biggest in recorded history , and its totally normal ,maybe just happening in the modern world gives it more inportance

  • Kristen berer
    Kristen berer 9 days ago +1

    So where is the video of the ice berg?? All the scientists "studying it" and no one has even a shitty cell phone video?

  • Kristen berer
    Kristen berer 9 days ago

    They have been watching the crack in this iceberg since the 1980's. Even the scientist interviewed that have been watching it say IT IS NOT DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING. Give the alarmist nonsense a rest

  • Taylor Sessions
    Taylor Sessions 9 days ago

    Man the music and fast pace of this video almost gave me a panic attack! Apparently I care deeply about the ice cracking in Antarctica...

  • SpydreX Official
    SpydreX Official 9 days ago

    I think its time to break the news to all the climate change scientists in the comment section that not every video about icebergs is about climate change...

  • Douglas Thompson
    Douglas Thompson 9 days ago

    Snow cones for everyone!

  • Brian Kolb
    Brian Kolb 9 days ago

    Mount large engines to the iceberg and take it to Africa or Atlantic Ocean near Cuba to change the ocean temperature cooler would have less hurricanes do to cooler water temp or sell the water melting and bottled drinking water iceberg water Co.

  • Nigell De Jesus
    Nigell De Jesus 9 days ago


  • Kevin Kimpel
    Kevin Kimpel 9 days ago

    3rd largest on record. Impressive until you realize that records of anything about Antartica are only a couple 100'yrs old. Mankind did not even know it was down there until fairly recently. I have a hard time panicking based on that.

  • Elliot Casciotti
    Elliot Casciotti 9 days ago

    620 feet THICC.

  • Emantsrif Emantsal
    Emantsrif Emantsal 9 days ago

    Kim jong un will send nukes to antartica. Then the day after tomorrow will come true to life.

  • killan001
    killan001 9 days ago

    To be fair Obama was president when all the real damage happened

  • Lucas Wills
    Lucas Wills 9 days ago

    Thank you global warming!

  • Matt Massey
    Matt Massey 9 days ago

    any body catch the propaganda in this video. bet they're just chomping at the bit trying to blame Trump for this. the Earth has gone threw 4 ice ages. the climate had always been changing. but people forget that for the sake of something to bitch about

  • robertsd247
    robertsd247 9 days ago

    Ok libtards. Answer me this. If this global climate change...err...warming...err...cooling thing is "real", why are the only solutions to it are to shut down businesses, fines, jail time, and tax increases. Not one solution has been put forth to solve this "problem".

  • mike laszlo
    mike laszlo 10 days ago

    What a load of crap

  • tay jasmine
    tay jasmine 10 days ago

    Go green.. Recycle

  • Leighton Julye
    Leighton Julye 10 days ago

    you gotta ask what's next

  • Foro 5
    Foro 5 10 days ago

    Have you considered that the cause of those things is because of the nuclear bombs tests done trought the years? the explosion in fact translates its vibrations and effects around the whole planet

  • Hina Jamil
    Hina Jamil 10 days ago

    this is what humans are doing to this planet... We are the major trouble makers... Don't know when we'll stop making world hell for our future generation!

  • Anima Manager
    Anima Manager 10 days ago

    China bombed it. This is fake news.

  • Leo V
    Leo V 10 days ago +1

    This iceberg is my city

  • Douglas Harding
    Douglas Harding 10 days ago

    the age of Aquarius is coming.

  • Average Joe
    Average Joe 10 days ago +1

    Simple fix would be to use these global warming snowflakes to mend the cracks! Problem solved!

  • Partha Sarkar
    Partha Sarkar 10 days ago

    how awful that USA govt is not believing the fact of severe environmental changes and global warming. They are just busy in making America great again.

  • Equnoxe
    Equnoxe 10 days ago

    I know how to stop global warming just kill all the old people and stop burning shit

  • a. banks.
    a. banks. 10 days ago

    There will soon be no more polar bears on ice...

  • 蝴蝶剑流星
    蝴蝶剑流星 10 days ago

    Thank you Trump

  • Ants Garcia
    Ants Garcia 10 days ago

    They should make a titanic made out of an ice berg

  • A. Natarajan
    A. Natarajan 10 days ago

    1K Comments In 2 Days lol!

  • Troy Wagner
    Troy Wagner 10 days ago

    "ancient iceberg" what if it contained an ancient dinosaur that would be cool 😲😲

  • oliver empleo
    oliver empleo 10 days ago

    no problem,tow it into africa in sahara.

  • Mini Sugar
    Mini Sugar 10 days ago

    Poor Zuckerberg I mean Iceberg

  • Hikari Quin
    Hikari Quin 10 days ago

    People giving likes like: YAY! WE'RE GONNA DIE!

  • That's Not Me
    That's Not Me 10 days ago

    This reminds me of that movie The Day After Tomorrow.

  • Preston Rey
    Preston Rey 10 days ago

    And how would this effect us?

  • rishabh kumar
    rishabh kumar 10 days ago

    fuck humans, they are gona ruin the earth

  • Le Grand Boss
    Le Grand Boss 10 days ago

    Why alot of people need to see or feel the consequences before they believe....

  • ridho victor
    ridho victor 10 days ago

    when antartica is gone , judgment day is near
    not because of sea level rising but because antartica which is earth supplies of water is GONE
    its said dajjal is coming when earth is drying/having summer for very long time

  • Michline Al
    Michline Al 10 days ago

    What's beneath the crack ? Ancient civilisation hidden flying saucers or captain America

  • Abane Rodri
    Abane Rodri 10 days ago

    send it to the outer space!

  • MisterToast
    MisterToast 10 days ago

    This will be patched in update 1.12

  • Alex Morgan
    Alex Morgan 10 days ago

    Nature. Life will find a way.

  • Alex Morgan
    Alex Morgan 10 days ago


  • Jeffrey Tan
    Jeffrey Tan 11 days ago

    Tow this to the desert

  • Lil, Charmander
    Lil, Charmander 11 days ago +1

    We're fucked 😐
    An iceberg the size of Delaware 😑
    That's huge ...

  • kim anderson
    kim anderson 11 days ago

    Ok it cracked off where did the waves from it hit and how come no one has shown the real footage of it floating in open water

  • Mac Tek
    Mac Tek 11 days ago

    Scaremongering. Ice shelves break off naturally. They grow and then break.

  • nlitenurmind
    nlitenurmind 11 days ago

    The sunspot intensity directly affects the strength of our protective shield, the magnetosphere, ionosphere etc. A weaker sunspot cycle means a weaker shield. A weaker shield = more solar particles, solar wind and cosmic rays penetrating our atmosphere. Charged particles from the solar wind excite plasma and gases inside earths crust causing earthquakes and erupting volcanos, some under Antartica. Cosmic rays induce cloud cover causing torrential rain. Weather patterns also cause earthquakes, deep low pressures or blot echoes. The science shows that the sun is progressing towards another grand solar minimum, I'm sure you believe that it will have no affect to our planets either, right? I wonder what happens to coral when UV index is 13-15? can we say "Bleached", I know alot of plants burn up...

  • metrolizmo
    metrolizmo 11 days ago

    Good idea Donald trump

  • metrolizmo
    metrolizmo 11 days ago


  • bodybalancer
    bodybalancer 11 days ago

    where's the vegans? give us your best recipes trying to tempt us rather than shame is into a lifestyle... I'm not really about it I'm an omnivore but it's shit like this that's got me eating veggie and vegan a lot of the time... I still eat meat but it does help to lessen our impact to eat LESS animals and MORE plants. Methane is at time 90% more effective at trapping heat than CO2. It's a by-product of our industrial big Animal Agriculture system. If we are to have it- it would be best if thy could figure out a way to do methane-capturing, and utilize the gas for energy. There is a landfill in...I forget, south San Francisco, and they capture methane from the decomposing organics and turn that into energy there. It can be done. But more sustainable smaller scale dispersed rotating animal agriculture is must better for the land and climate, and can actually aid in restoring soils and even carbon sequestration if you get animals and nitrogen fixing carbon loving plants in rotation with each other. Wild Idea Buffalo Company is the best example I know of.

  • lello333
    lello333 11 days ago +1

    i fukking hate the pan flute retard backgroun music.... fanculo ..I.

  • Alpha
    Alpha 11 days ago

    I can't understand how people can joke about this, let's see if you'll still joke when you or your sons are dead because of the consequences of this

  • Chris Madsen
    Chris Madsen 11 days ago

    The earth is flat. Antarctica is not a continent. It is a ring around the edge starting with an ice wall. There may be more lands beyond.

  • fahad ahmed
    fahad ahmed 11 days ago

    we can try to delay it but its unstoppable now the world is rotting both physically and spiritually

  • jay paris
    jay paris 11 days ago

    load of bullshit, something that size would cause massive tidal waves. just more bs from the media to supress the sheeple

  • Ramkumar Suresh N V
    Ramkumar Suresh N V 11 days ago

    Thats 13 times my home city Chennai's size.

  • kieran newburn
    kieran newburn 11 days ago

    How can this contribute to sea level rise, when water freezes it expands and is less dense than water so if all the ice that is floating melted sea levels would actually drop. It's the ice on land you need to worry about.

  • P R little B
    P R little B 11 days ago

    I'd like to live closer to the beach.

  • lowell mccormick
    lowell mccormick 11 days ago

    Woo-hoo, free snowballs for everyone!  I'll take mine with chocolate cream and condensed milk.  Mmm, mmm, good.

  • poobear Cretu
    poobear Cretu 11 days ago

    Titanic #2?

  • nanosun
    nanosun 11 days ago +2

    GOOD ! I hope it all melts and floods Wash DC and the DemIslamic party so all the RATS drown and their bunkers and tunnels trap them in for decades and they run out of food, medical supplies and have to eat each other !

    Therefore never get the chance they were waiting for.... take over the Antarctic and Fool the next generation with their DAMN Lies !!!

    Lie on, Lie off,.... the CLAPPER !!!

  • Sig Kimber
    Sig Kimber 11 days ago

    Chemtrails being used to manipulate the climate and the weather.

  • Troyx.x Arv
    Troyx.x Arv 11 days ago

    Global warming is irreversible but we could slow it down by shutting down all nuclear power plants and decrease all carbon emitting factories, cars, and etc. BUT this wouldn't happen because most of us humans are selfish, hate driven creatures who only care about our own skin and our possessions.

    We humans are surely beautiful in mind, body, and soul. but the planet is even more beautiful before we came, we weren't needed here but carved earth as what we see fit. We and our planet are destined to die. sooner or later we will perish.

    i was having second thoughts in commenting this but hmmm... We all can see our destiny or fate or whatever we just don't care whatever happens.

  • Yuusuke Takagi
    Yuusuke Takagi 11 days ago

    That dammed squirrel

  • Captain Obvious
    Captain Obvious 11 days ago

    Just get a giant hair dryer, melt it than get a huge bucket and throw it into space it can't cost that much and it can't be that hard. Duh.

  • Giorgos Drv
    Giorgos Drv 11 days ago

    sooo if we have a global warming idn why the fuck saudi arabia confirms that they would take three icebergs for water? ppl make your research everything is a circle dont be fooled or else you gonna make sacrifiecies at the gods in few years

  • taylor sheldon
    taylor sheldon 11 days ago

    you want us to read and look at the pictures at the same time? your going to fast nerd bitch

  • Slap Me Big Daddy
    Slap Me Big Daddy 11 days ago

    Just glue it back together.

  • Ms Phoenix Warmwood
    Ms Phoenix Warmwood 11 days ago

    But clean coal tho

  • Sky King
    Sky King 11 days ago

    it's a cycle...stop acting like it didn't happen before.

  • Ultimo D
    Ultimo D 11 days ago

    We are all going to die. Get your swimmies ready.

  • Vamshi
    Vamshi 11 days ago

    Good bye youtube i guess i wont be able to watch videos anymore here,Love you all bye😂😂😂

  • laura dude
    laura dude 11 days ago

    Actual proof global warming exists dumb asses

  • Cherry
    Cherry 11 days ago +1

    Damn that's THICC

  • Dexter Morgan
    Dexter Morgan 11 days ago

    This whole video just made me more confused. Am I going to die before my time because of it happening.... Answer that scientists!

  • Marcello Bello
    Marcello Bello 11 days ago

    Yes good GOOD. I hope the whole thing melts an whipe out fucking humanity.

  • Steve Conyers
    Steve Conyers 11 days ago

    show a picture of the real Antarctica

  • lgnfve
    lgnfve 11 days ago

    wow, so this must be the first time ever this has happened...oh, this the is third largest. well, it must be global warming, oh, greenland just had set new record lows for temp...gosh, you mean climate data has been manipulated proven by hackers releasing the data..gosh, but said....

  • abmierdal rahmat
    abmierdal rahmat 11 days ago

    dont worry.. its just a big cube ice.. lifes must go on..

  • PorfottoJuan
    PorfottoJuan 11 days ago

    Please we gotta start saving our world

  • Gavin Helgeson
    Gavin Helgeson 11 days ago

    Uh warming bitches...go find your safe space, form a "protest" lol

  • Find TheGap
    Find TheGap 11 days ago

    Is it possible to nuke a volcano into erupting? Is there a possibility if a country targeting ice shelves as a way to hurt other countries?

  • Ankit Thakur
    Ankit Thakur 11 days ago

    We have to do something...!!!

  • ItsSwirlz
    ItsSwirlz 11 days ago


  • karom fattimo
    karom fattimo 11 days ago

    oh God! !

  • kit fortress
    kit fortress 11 days ago

    Oh shit were doom n no one still give a shit about future flooding.

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