'Will the glaciers behind the ice shelf accelerate and have a direct contribution to sea level rise?'
Are we on a sinking ship, watching dreadfully as the sea rises around us, an iceberg — bobbing in the distance — the telltale sign of our demise?
No, I'm not talking about what happened to passengers of the Titanic. I'm talking about the ridiculously massive chunk of ice — roughly the size of Delaware — that broke off from an Antarctic ice sheet last week.
Just as a reminder, here's Delaware:
Image via Google Earth.