PARS The world's biggest iceberg is on a collision course with a remote South Atlantic island that is home to thousands of penguins and seals, and could impede their ability gather food, scientists told AFP.

Icebergs naturally break off from Antarctica into the ocean, but climate change has accelerated the process - in this case, with potentially devastating consequences for abundant wildlife in the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

Shaped like a closed hand with a pointing finger, the iceberg known as A68a. split off in 2017 from from Larsen Ice Shelf on the West Antarctica Peninsula, which has warmed faster than any other part of Earth's southernmost continent.

At its current rate of travel ,it will take the giant ice cube - which is several times the area of greater London - 20 to 30 days to run aground into the Iceland's shallow waters.


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