glacier the size of florida is melting faster than anticipated
Researchers revealed this week that a sizable glacier in Antarctica is in danger of melting more quickly than previously predicted.
According to a report released on Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience, the Thwaites Glacier is declining.
It is frequently called the "Doomsday Glacier"
melted in the past 200 years at a rate of up to 1.3 kilometres each year during a period of around six months.
That is twice as quickly as what was observed between 2011 and 2019.
"Our findings imply that Thwaites Glacier has seen pulses of extremely fast retreat during the past 200 years.
Maybe as late as the middle of the 20th century, "Allen Graham,
According to a news statement issued by the institution, a marine geophysicist from the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida.
According to the experts, as global temperatures continue to increase, the glacier's retreat is a warning sign for the future.