Satellite images taken this past weekend show a new 267km2 iceberg emerging from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. The calving event did not come as a complete surprise, but it's a troubling sign with regards to future sea level rise.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.