Doomsday Glacier: Is the Doomsday Glacier on the verge of complete collapse? Read to find out

Research in Nature Geoscience says Doomsday Glacier is on the verge of complete collapse and, if that happens, could affect coastal ecosystems. Researchers have studied the glacier and its past and future decline. The reason behind the falls is the lack of protection for the floor. The Doomsday glacier could begin to melt uncontrollably. Doomsday Glacier has been in rapid decline in the past two centuries. The grounding area decreased by 2.1 km per year in 5.5 months.

It’s double the rate seen by satellite between 2011-2019. We can no longer ignore the problem at hand. Given the historical evidence and recent data, we can be sure that the factors are cause for concern. Between the thick, warm, deep water heating and the depth of the glacier, Doomsday Glacier may be in danger of a runaway retreat. The researchers also fear that if the Doomsday Glacier retreats beyond the sea’s high points, there may be a rapid retreat.

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What’s Next?

The Doomsday glacier is held together by his fingernails, says Robert Larter, research co-author and marine geophysicist at the British Antarctic Survey. There can be big changes in small time frames, he said, and the melting of this glacier could mean a change in sea levels around the world. We must begin to take care of nature and consider the damage for which we are responsible.

questions and answers
Q1. What is Doomsday Glacier?


A 1. The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is known as the ‘Doomsday Glacier’.

Q2. Why are researchers worried?

A2. Researchers are concerned that the Doomsday Glacier could begin to melt uncontrollably and affect coastal ecosystems around the world.

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