Eric Rignot quoted in National Geographic about rectangular iceberg

In a world besieged by climate change-induced chaos and disruption, one satisfying image of order has emerged.

It's an iceberg, shared online by NASA last Wednesday, that appears to be in the shape of a perfect rectangle with smooth, even walls, and 90-degree angles. The iceberg sits like a giant floating sheet cake near the east coast of the Antarctic peninsula.

Eric Rignot quoted in PBS Frontline piece about Greenlandic ice melts and the OMG Project

For centuries, the enormous ice sheet covering the Arctic island of Greenland has been relatively stable.

So when NASA scientists realized that Greenland’s glaciers had begun melting much faster than expected, they were puzzled — and alarmed: If all of Greenland’s ice sheet were to melt, it’s estimated that sea level around the world would rise by about 20 feet, putting coastal cities from Miami to Mumbai at risk of catastrophic flooding.