And that, in turn, could lead to further sea level rise. Larsen C forms part of an icy fringe along the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Since it, like all ice shelves, floats on sea water, a collapse here will not by itself raise global sea levels.
If you've been following my diaries lately, you might know that I got media access to an international Biotech conference held in San Diego this past week. I wrote it up here (warning: it's long). A fellow food activist attended the convention some years.