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Thursday, December 7th 2017, 10:15am

Global Warming and Polar Ice Cap Melting

Global Warming and Polar Ice Cap Melting

Breaking from land and bobbing in the ocean for centuries upon centuries, icebergs are surely one of nature’s most beautiful masterpieces.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of them crack off glaciers and slide into the sea from the northern and southernmost tops of the globe. Only ten per cent of an iceberg is visible from above the surface of the water, the rest of its mass lies beneath it.
Formed from snowflakes settling into land and being compressed over time before breaking away in lumps, some defiant icebergs started their lives more than 30,000 years ago.
Polar-Latitudes.com Glaciologist Robert Gilmore, who heads a pilgrimage to Antarctica every year with Polar Latitudes, tells MailOnline Travel: