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Doomsday Glacier Antarctica: Researchers Say “Doomsday Glacier” May Melt Faster Than Expected!

Date 10/9/22

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This week, geologists reported that a key glacier in Antarctica is at risk of melting much faster than initially expected.

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The research was carried out during the last 200 years. That is more  than twice as fast as the rate observed between 2011 and 2019.

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According to Graham, “our results show that pulses of swift retreat have  occurred at Thwaites Glacier in the last two millennia.”

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According to NBC News,  the Thwaites is roughly the size of the state of Florida and accounts  for around 5% of Antarctica’s contribution to global sea-level rise.

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According to Graham’s press release, even a minor provocation could elicit a significant reaction from Thwaites.

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According to Yahoo News, the glacier’s “Doomsday” moniker derives from the impact it could have on the planet if it recedes,

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