Scientists have warned that environmental degradation is destroying ecosystem and if we continue to play with our Mother earth this way, days aren’t far when there will be nothing left. Extraordinary heat is dramatically melting the ice in Greenland, in the Arctic and on European glacier.
A giant slab of ice bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca has sheared off from the frozen edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest iceberg currently afloat in the world, the European Space Agency said.
The newly calved berg, designated A-76 by scientists, was spotted in recent satellite images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission. Its surface area spans 4,320 square km (1,668 square miles)and measures 175 km long by 25 km wide.
By comparison, Spain’s popular tourist island of Majorca in the Mediterranean occupies 3,640 square km (1,405 square miles).The U.S. state of Rhode Island is smaller still, with a landmass of just 2,678 square km.