'/> Uncommon Hours: An island unto itself
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

An island unto itself

Earth felt the wound; and Nature from her seat,
Sighing through all her Works, gave signs of woe,
That all was lost.
- John Milton, Paradise Lost, IX, 782-4

The narrow ice bridge connecting The Wilkins Ice Shelf to Antarctica may soon collapse, leaving the ice shelf to float in the Southern Ocean and ultimately disintegrate. The massive island is about the size of Scotland.

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