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Antarctica's 'doomsday' glacier: how its collapse could trigger global floods and swallow islands

By Ella Gilbert, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Science, University of Reading
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The massive Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica contains enough ice to raise global sea levels by 65cm if it were to completely collapse. And, worryingly, recent research suggests that its long-term stability is doubtful as the glacier haemorrhages more and more ice.

Adding 65cm to global sea levels would be coastline-changing amounts. For context, there’s been around 20cm of sea-level…The Conversation


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