- High temperatures in the Canadian Arctic led to the collapse of the country’s last intact ice shelf recently.
- The Milne ice shelf was located on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.
- It shrank by 80 square kilometres or 40 per cent of its area at the end of July.
- Temperatures in the region were five degrees Celsius above the 30-year average.
- It is the second largest ice shelfin the Arctic Ocean. Situated on the north-west coast of Ellesmere Island.
- Ice shelves are the floating fronts of glaciers that have flowed off the land into the sea.