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‘Doomsday Glacier’ melting faster than imagined – MENAFN.COM

Thwaites Glacier, one of Antarctica’s fastest melting glaciers, which has lost an estimated 595bn tonnes of ice since the 1980s contributing to a 4% rise in global…

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(MENAFN – Gulf Times) Thwaites Glacier, one of Antarctica’s fastest melting glaciers, which has lost an estimated 595bn tonnes of ice since the 1980s contributing to a 4% rise in global sea levels, is back in the news. A robotic submarine has returned from the first-ever trip under the ice shelf with some alarming information. The glacier could be melting at the key points anchoring it to the land, faster than previously thought. Though the 192,000 sq km chunk of ice, nicknamed the ‘Doomsday Glacier,…

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