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Critical ice shelf holding back 'Doomsday glacier' could shatter sooner than thought
20/12/2021 05:25 PM | Click to read full article
As the rapidly heating planet alters the landscape of the Arctic region, scientists have discovered alarming signs in one of the ice shelves safeguarding the Antarctic's so-called "Doomsday glacier."
Satellite images taken last month, suggest the critical ice shelf keeping together the Thwaites glacier in western Antarctica- a defense against global sea-level rise- could shatter within the next three to five years.