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August 08, 2020 - The Guardian

Canadian ice shelf area bigger than Manhattan collapses due to rising temperatures

Canadian ice shelf area bigger than Manhattan collapses due to rising temperatures
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The last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July.

The Milne Ice Shelf is at the fringe of Ellesmere Island, in the sparsely populated northern Canadian territory of Nunavut.

“Above normal air temperatures, offshore winds and open water in front of the ice shelf are all part of the recipe for ice shelf break up,” the Canadian Ice Service said in a tweet earlier this week.

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