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Giant Iceberg Off Greenland Sparks Flooding Fears

A massive 100m high (300ft) iceberg near Greenland has overshadowed the tiny coastal village of Innaarsuit.

“We fear the iceberg could calve and send a flood towards the village,” Lina Davidsen, a security chief at the Greenland police, told Danish news agency Ritzau on Friday.

“There are 180 inhabitants and we are very concerned and are afraid,” added Karl Petersen, chair for the local council in Innaarsuit.

High-risk zones are being evacuated as heavy rain is expected in the region over the weekend, increasing the chances of a major calving event.

Scientists are also studying a 4-mile-wide iceberg that broke off the Helheim Glacier on June 22nd. NYU professor David Holland, told The Associated Press, “this is the largest event we’ve seen in over a decade in Greenland — 3 percent of Greenland’s annual ice loss occurred in just 30 minutes.”

Read our article on why calving ice sheets are increasing, and their impact on the AMOC.

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