When a glacier melts, it doesn’t just happen drop by drop. There are moments when huge chunks separate from the glacier to become massive icebergs, and in this video, you see a terrifyingly large portion break away.
This video is apparently taken by a tourist and is largely unedited, including the sounds of the wind as that person and several others witness a reminder of how nature sometimes deals with change.
Watching this happen, how many things do you see that generate questions for you? Are there places near where major changes have happened in the environment?
Are there little changes in your area or even in your community that make you wonder if something big might happen in the near future?
video: Wow Videos: Pine Island Massive Glacier Burst from YouTube.com (1:53)
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