Watch the stunning "icy fingers of death" instantly freeze creatures

Strange underwater icicles form in the Earth's coldest regions and freeze living organisms in place.

Credit: United States Antarctic Program
  • Spectacular brinicles form under the ice of our planet's coldest regions.
  • Their formation resembles that of hydrothermal vents.
  • The structures have been called "icy fingers of death" because of their ability to freeze living organisms.
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The Pine Island Glacier is about to calve another monster iceberg

This is doubly worrisome on the heels of the recent UN climate change report, which gave humanity an urgent deadline to cut carbon emissions: just 12 years.

Credit: Landsat OLI imagery. Processed by Stef Lhermitte/Delft University of Technology.
  • It's the same glacier that calved in September 2017, losing an iceberg 4.5 times the size of Manhattan.
  • The size of this one, however, is about 15% bigger than the last. It's the sixth large-calving event from this glacier since 2001.
  • The irreversible collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet would raise sea levels 20 feet, says the UN.
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Watch How UAE Plans to Drag Icebergs from Antarctica to Solve Its Water Shortage

A company plans to transform the world's most arid region by bringing icebergs from Antarctica.

Iceberg by UAE coast. Credit: National Advisor Bureau Limited

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