Calving Glaciers (Greenland)
Reel Duration: 9’38”
The sudden breaking off of massive ice chunks from the edge of a glacier is an extraordinary sight. In our time of global warning, it is also an alarming one: a clear indication that we are heating up the planet at an alarming rate. Here are views of the Eqi Glacier in West Greenland, the most frequently calving glacier, as well as aerial views of the Jakobshavn glacier, one of the fastest shrinking glaciers and the most productive of icebergs in the world.
This massive chunk of ice covering Greenland, the biggest island on the planet, accounts for around 10 percent of the frozen freshwater on Earth. If all that were to melt, it could raise global sea levels more than 20 feet.