Antarctica’s melting ‘Doomsday glacier’ could raise sea levels by 10 feet, scientists say

Science and tech news– Sep 7, 2022

Antarctica’s melting ‘Doomsday glacier’ could raise sea levels by 10 feet, scientists say. One of Antarctica’s most important glaciers is holding on “by its fingernails” as warming temperatures around the globe threaten to cause further deterioration, which could then destabilize the glaciers in the entire region. The Thwaites glacier, located in the Amundsen Sea in western Antarctica, is among the fastest-changing glaciers in the region, according to scientists. Along with Pine Island, also located in the Amundsen Sea, the two structures are responsible for the largest contribution of sea level rise out of Antarctica. To stay up to date with latest top stories, make sure to subscribe to this YouTube channel by clicking the button above this video! Now, scientists are finding that the Thwaites glacier, also known as the “Doomsday glacier,” is melting faster than previously thought as warm and dense deep water delivers heat to the present-day ice-shelf cavity and melts its ice shelves from below, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience on Monday.

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