‘Doomsday Glacier’

Imagine a glacier the size of Florida, melting away like a colossal ice cream cone under the hot sun. That’s Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier, fondly nicknamed the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ for you.

Recent research revealed that Thwaites Glacier began rapidly melting in the 1940s due to a potent El Niño event. Since then, the glacier has been unable to recover, which may reflect the increasing impact of human-caused global warming, according to the report.

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Why Should You Care?

This glacier is no ordinary ice cube. It’s responsible for 4% of global sea level rise. If it throws in the towel completely, we could be looking at sea levels rising more than 2 feet. Not to mention, it’s like the cork in a bottle holding back an even scarier scenario: the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, with enough water to flood the globe, raising sea levels by at least 10 feet.

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End of the World?

Antarctica might seem like a faraway land of ice and penguins, but what’s happening there has global consequences. The ‘Doomsday Glacier’ isn’t just a cool nickname; it’s a stark reminder that climate change is very real and happening faster than we might have thought.

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