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The field camp at Cavity Camp atop the Thwaites Glacier weathers a wind storm. From here, researchers drilled down to the ocean below to understand how sea currents are melting the glacier. Thwaites Glacier - Present
Science / Ice and Snow
Monday May 03, 2021

Thwaites Glacier is melting fast because of climate change, causing sea levels to rise the world over. Of all the world's glaciers, it's the one that scientists are most worried that a catastrophic collapse could happen quickly and affect coastal regions everywhere.
The edge of the Thwaites Glaciers seen from the air. Thwaites Glacier - Past
Science / Ice and Snow
Wednesday April 21, 2021

Antarctica's massive Thwaites Glacier is melting because of climate change, and if it collapses completely, could add about two feet to global sea level. Glaciologists are tracking it with alarm, as Thwaites has lost a tremendous amount of mass over recent decades, but its remote location in West Antarctica makes getting an up-close look at it extremely difficult.

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