Antarctic ‘doomsday glacier’ may be melting faster than was thought


Study finds more relatively warm water is reaching Thwaites glacier than was previously understood

An Antarctic glacier larger than the UK is at risk of breaking up after scientists discovered more warm water flowing underneath it than previously thought.

The fate of Thwaites – nicknamed the doomsday glacier – and the massive west Antarctic ice sheet it supports are the biggest unknown factors in future global sea level rise.

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