Iceberg Grounded Off Antarctic Peninsula, December 2011

134 Billion Metric Tons Per Year


The human imagination has a hard time wrapping around really big numbers and really big sizes. But let’s try. Imagine an iceberg that is one cubic mile in size: a mile high, wide and deep. It’s an almost unimaginably huge chunk of ice, and it weighs a little more┬áthan 3.8┬ábillion metric tons. For scale, the…