Environmental – The ‘doomsday’ glacier.

An interesting article by the BBC relating to the ‘Doomsday Glacier’, and the current research going on.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51097309

Justin in the snow with bags

The ‘doomsday’ glacier

Glaciologists have described Thwaites as the “most important” glacier in the world, the “riskiest” glacier, even the “doomsday” glacier.

It is massive – roughly the size of Britain.

It already accounts for 4% of world sea level rise each year – a huge figure for a single glacier – and satellite data show that it is melting increasingly rapidly.

The Icefin team, along with 40 or so other scientists, are part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, a five-year, $50m (£38m) joint UK-US effort to understand why it is changing so rapidly.

The project represents the biggest and most complex scientific field programme in Antarctic history.

Map of key locations on Antarctica

3d infographic explaining how warmer water is getting under the ice and speeding up the melting process

 

Non directly associated Global Warming links:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/23/switzerland-pizol-glacier-swiss-hold-funeral-for-ice-lost-to-global-warming/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/09/23/un-the-world-knows-that-global-warming-is-a-major-issue-apart-from-trump-that-is/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/06/19/if-this-photo-does-not-send-a-message-about-global-warming-then-what-does-husky-photograph-reveals-troubling-reality-of-melting-ice-in-greenland/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/12/11/global-warming-could-raise-ocean-levels-by-28-metres/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2018/12/03/poland-leading-uk-naturalist-and-animal-advocate-sir-david-attenborough-warns-of-the-collapse-of-civilization-due-to-global-warming/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/01/25/global-co2-levels-on-the-increase-and-still-the-message-does-not-enter-some-heads/

 

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