Scientists say area twice the size of Manhattan broke off of Greenland's ice shelf in last 2 years

A 44-square-mile section of Greenland’s ice shelf has broken off in the last two years, researchers said.The lost ice represents an area about twice the size of Manhattan.Scientists fear the ice shelf, the biggest outside Antarctica, is melting even more rapidly than previously predicted.“We should be very concerned about what appears to be progressive disintegration at the Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf, because upstream … is the only major Greenland ice sheet ice stream,” Jason Box, a spokesperson for The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland said in a statement.The acceleration o…

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