Canada’s Last Fully Intact Arctic Ice Shelf Collapses


• The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area

• The shelf’s area shrank by about 80 square kilometers. By comparison, the island of Manhattan in New York covers roughly 60 square kilometers

• The Arctic has been warming at twice the global rate for the last 30 years, due to a process known as Arctic amplification

• Summer in the Canadian Arctic this year in particular has been 5 degrees Celsius above the 30-year average

• The polar sea ice hit its lowest extent for July in 40 years

Source: Huffpost, Twitter

By Salil Ostwal

Assistant Product Manager at IndiaMART