Conger Ice Shelf Collapses

Part of the ice shelf, the size of NYC has collapsed on itself.

Part of the ice shelf, the size of NYC has collapsed on itself.

Carlos Este-McDonald, Writer/Reporter

This is the 1st time an ice shelf has collapsed since the satellites started observing Antarctica almost half a century ago. It was said to be caused by a record low sea level and unusual weather. According to scientists, “Ice shelves are extensions of ice sheets that float over the ocean, playing an important role in restraining inland ice. Without them, inland ice flows faster into the ocean, resulting in sea level rise.”┬áThis is definitely something that will need to be watched as time goes on.