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Warning !

Warning to all mariners, those who live near the seas and politicians 🚩.

A-76 a huge iceberg, the world’s largest, has broken off from Antarctica.
The berg broke off the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf and is floating through the Weddell Sea.
The ‘berg is roughly the shape of Manhattan and more than 70 times bigger at approximately 170 kilometres (105 miles) long and 25 kilometres wide. This is an area of 4,320 square kilometres being slightly larger than the Spanish island of Majorca.

The British Antarctic Survey

originally spotted by the ‘berg.
It is now confirmed by images from the Copernicus satellite. The European Space Agency said last Wednesday A-76 is “currently the largest berg in the world”.
Ice Maiden (detail)
This event takes the place as A-23A iceberg, approximately 3,880 sq km in size is also adrift in the Weddell Sea.
In November last year, A68a then the world’s largest iceberg appeared to be on a collision course with the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia, a remote South Atlantic island home to thousands of penguins and seals, threatening to impede their ability to gather food.
That iceberg had broken off the Larsen Ice Shelf, which has warmed faster than any other part of Earth’s southern most continent.
Ice Maiden, detail
Fortunately 🙂 A68a, which was 160 kilometres long and 48 kilometres across, broke up.

Our planet Earth’s

average surface temperature has gone up by one degree Celsius since the 19th century, enough to increase the intensity of droughts, heat waves and tropical cyclones.
However, the air over Antarctica has warmed more than twice that much. 🤔
Ice Maiden
Ice Maiden a detail showing the yacht
Ohh yes and the painting, that is my famous “Ice Maiden”. I have one print (yours for £177.00 inc P&P) left co-signed by the skipper Tracy Edwards 🙂
This Gordon Frickers art signature is on all my more recent paintings.