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Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ close to tipping point, unmanned sub reveals – Livescience.com

Thwaites Glacier has lost 595 billion tons of ice since the 1980s. If it collapses completely it could take the rest of the West Antarctic Ice sheet with it, causing…

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A robotic submarine has returned from the dark underbelly of one of Antarctica’s
largest glaciers with chilling news it could be melting faster than we previously thought.
Thwaites Glacier, a gigantic ice shelf in West Antarctica, has been on climate scientists’ radars for two decades now. But they didn’t know just how fast the glacier was melting, and how close it was to complete collapse, until researchers sent an unmanned submarine below the ice shelf. 
The first measurements ever performed…

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