Scary: Doomsday Glacier May Be Melting Faster Than Expected, Science News

Global warming needs no explanation. The danger of sea level rise from melting polar ice caps is well known. Rising sea levels are likely to cause major problems for coastal cities in the coming decades.

But even if some of the largest cities in the world are submerged. International efforts to halt global warming must be stepped up.

It has now been said that the “Doomsday Glacier” in Antarctica may melt faster than previously thought. The Thwaites Glacier received this scary nickname. The Doomsday Glacier currently accounts for 10 percent of the world’s sea level rise. The glacier is 192,000 square kilometers wide. Imagine the problems that arise when and when they completely melt.

Now measurements by researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have shown that warm water seeps under the Doomsday glacier and threatens to melt the very pillars that keep the glacier afloat.

These “fixation points” are cut down from all sides due to the influx of heat caused by the warm water.

Warm, salty water invades the cave under the Doomsday Glacier and threatens the entire structure, researchers have found.

They published their results in the journal Science Advances.

Comments are closed.