Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is hemorrhaging ice faster than in the past 5,500 years

The so-called Doomsday Glacier in Antarctica is losing ice at its fastest rate in 5,500 years, raising concerns about the future of the ice sheet and the possibility of catastrophic sea level rise due to the frozen continent’s melting ice.

The finding comes from a study of prehistoric marine deposits found on the shores around the “doomsday” Thwaites Glacier and neighboring Pine Island Glacier, both located on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The startling news? Antarctica’s glacial melt, driven by climate changeis progressing faster than at any time in recorded history, researchers reported June 9 in the journal nature geosciences (opens in new tab).

https://www.livescience.com/penguin-bones-reveal-secrets-of-ddomsday-glacier Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is hemorrhaging ice faster than in the past 5,500 years

Russell Falcon

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