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Melting of Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' could raise sea levels by 10ft, scientists say

Melting of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ could raise sea levels by 10ft, scientists say

One of Antarctica’s largest glaciers is holding ‘by its fingernails’ as warming temperatures around the world threaten to cause further deterioration, which could then destabilize glaciers across the region. Thwaites Glacier, located in the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica, is among the fastest growing glaciers in the region, scientists say. Together with Pine Island, also …

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Antarctica's "doomsday glacier" could raise global sea levels by 10 feet.  Scientists say it "holds today by its fingernails".

Antarctica’s “doomsday glacier” could raise global sea levels by 10 feet. Scientists say it “holds today by its fingernails”.

The loss of a glacier the size of florida in Antarctica could wreak havoc around the world as scientists expect it to raise sea levels by up to 10 feet. It is already melting at a rapid rate – and scientists say its collapse is only likely to accelerate rapidly in the years to come. …

Antarctica’s “doomsday glacier” could raise global sea levels by 10 feet. Scientists say it “holds today by its fingernails”. Read More »