Antarctica’s Thwaites glacier, roughly the size of the state of Gujarat [75,685 square miles; Missouri comprises 69,704 square miles], which could severely raise global sea levels, cause flooding in low-lying areas, and submerge coastal regions, is teetering closer to disaster. Researchers have found that the West Antarctic glacier is in a phase of fast retreat, raising concerns worldwide. Known as Doomsday Glacier, Thwaites glacier has been one of the worst hit by climate change and rising temperatures due to global warming. Thwaites is a floating ice shelf that acts as a dam to slow the flow of ice off the continent into the ocean.
By India Today Web Desk. September 12, 2022.
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