RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A massive chunk of ice - larger than the city of Paris - has broken off from the Arctic's largest ice shelf because of warmer temperatures in Greenland, scientists said on Monday. The 113 sq km block broke off the Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden glacier in Northeast Greenland, which scientists said had been expected given the rising average temperatures.
“We're observing increasing speed on this largest remaining ice shelf,” Jason Box, professor of glaciology at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), said.
GEUS also published satellite images showing the portions of the glacier that had broken off . . .