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3 meters of sea level rise would submerge not only Miami and southern Bangladesh but also parts parts of the Netherlands and NYC. That's why scientists are watching Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier so closely.

The Thwaites Glacier is at the heart of Antarctica. It's also on the verge of collapse. Now scientists are racing to find out what that would mean for future sea levels.

Antarctica ice shelves and glaciers are beginning to collapse and one in particular – the Thwaites Glacier – could spell disaster.

Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is getting thinner and smaller, losing ice at an accelerating rate. 'The big question is how quickly it becomes unstable... it seems to be teetering at the edge'

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Antarctica holds the largest chunk of ice on Earth. Its western portion alone contains enough ice to raise sea levels by more than 3 meters. And it’s in big trouble largely because of this: the Thwaites Glacier is on the verge of collapse.

"Thwaites is getting thinner, losing ice at an accelerating rate. “The big question is how quickly it becomes unstable,” Mr Cutler adds. “It seems to be teetering at the edge.” Grim reading from @lesliehook  on Antarctica’s ‘doomsday glacier’

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Antarctica ice shelves and glaciers are beginning to collapse and one in particular – the Thwaites Glacier – could spell disaster.

In recent years, the "doomsday glaciers" in West Antarctica have gathered huge attention as evidence is building that an irreversible collapse has begun there. Denman Glacier contains more ice than those glaciers, Thwaites and Pine Island, combined.

Once the Thwaites Glacier is gone, there will be nothing to stop a cascading loss of nearly all the glaciers in West Antarctica. via @NewsHour 

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Antarctica just hit 65 degrees ºF, its warmest temperature ever. And yes, you should be concerned. It's home to the Thwaites Glacier, a Florida-sized hunk of ice that could literally change the course of civilization if it collapses. Here's how:

Antarctica just hit 65 degrees ºF, its warmest temperature ever. And yes, you should be concerned. It's home to the Thwaites Glacier, a Florida-sized hunk of ice that could literally change the course of civilization if it collapses. Here's how:

This is Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica — they call it the "doomsday glacier" Scientists warn it is melting more rapidly than they thought THREAD 👇

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Scientists warn Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica – the "doomsday glacier" – is melting more rapidly than they thought @BBCJustinR  has just got back from a joint UK-US expedition to find out what's going on

Beneath West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, researchers found signs of rapid disintegration: a cavity 2/3 the area of Manhattan. It's big enough to have contained 14 billion tons of ice, and most of it melted over the last 3 years. More science:

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Scientists warn Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica – the "doomsday glacier" – is melting more rapidly than they thought @BBCJustinR  has just got back from a joint UK-US expedition to find out what's going on. Read about what they discovered 👉

A giant, growing cavern two-thirds the area of Manhattan is contributing to the rapid melting of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier. Findings highlight the need for detailed observations of Antarctic glaciers' undersides in calculating future sea level rise.

So, NASA just discovered a huge hole in Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. If we’re unlucky, this glacier alone could lead to as much as 10 feet of sea level rise over the next 100yrs—flooding every coastal city on Earth and grinding civilization to a halt.

The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is the size of Florida. And it's collapsing into the sea. Now scientists are scrambling to answer two questions: When will it take the plunge? And what will it take to save our coastal cities when it does?

A huge cavity has formed under the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. If it collapses, sea levels could rise by another two feet in a matter of decades! This is just one glacier. We must cut carbon emissions quickly by investing in cleaner energy sources.

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