A huge iceberg has come dangerously close to the village Innaarsuit in Greenland. As local media reported, a partial evacuation is taking place in case the iceberg splits. As of now, has not moved.
Despite fact that locals are used to icebergs, the say that they have never seen anything like this. For this reason, those leaving near the coast have been moved.
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There are also fears that the massive iceberg can calve at any time, something that could damage the village’s power station and fuel tanks, which are close to the shore.
In June, a team of NYU scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland. This phenomenon, known as “calving”, is a force behind the rise of global sea water levels.
The resulting iceberg, broken off from Greenland’s Helheim Glacier, would stretch from lower Manhattan up to Midtown in New York City.
Global sea-level rise is both undeniable and consequential. By capturing how it unfolds, we can see, first-hand, its breath-taking significance,
…observes David Holland, a professor at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematics and NYU Abu Dhabi, who led the research team.