Thwaites Glacier Melting

Thwaites Glacier, known as the “Doomsday Glacier,” is melting rapidly due to warming ocean currents, leading to accelerated ice loss and structural instability. This glacier, located in West Antarctica and roughly the size of Florida, contributes significantly to global sea level rise. If current trends continue, Thwaites’ complete melt could raise sea levels by about three meters, causing catastrophic flooding in coastal areas worldwide. The instability of Thwaites Glacier could also trigger a domino effect, destabilizing the entire Antarctic ice sheet. Scientists emphasize the need for close monitoring and climate change mitigation to address these serious challenges.

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