Antarctica : What happens if the ‘Doomsday’ Glacier collapses?


Mar 15, 2020

Just Have a Think

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Antarctica is home to some of the world’s largest ice sheets and glaciers. They existed in a stable equilibrium of ebb and flow for millions of years until global warming started to melt them faster than the snow falls could replenish their ice. Now a new US / UK research collaboration has discovered that the rate of melt is even worse than scientists feared. What’s driving this latest acceleration, and can we slow it down?

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