Audio: The New Ice Island

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On August 5, one of the largest glaciers off the coast of Greenland lost about a quarter of its 43-mile long ice shelf. It just separated and started to flow away. Why did this happen and what could be the consequences?

Need to Know’s Alison Stewart spoke with Professor Andreas Muenchow of the University of Delaware’s College of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment. He has been researching the area since 2003.

 

This podcast was produced by Need to Know for the Climate Desk collaboration.

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