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Antarctica’s feared ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is not so scary after all, new research suggests

  • June 21, 2021

The glacier’s worrying status has earned it the nickname “Doomsday Glacier”.

Scientists fear Thwaites could one day collapse into the Amundsen Sea, drastically raising sea levels in the process.

But new research published by the University of Michigan has found the world’s biggest ice sheets may be more stable than previously thought.

The study, which was published in the journal Science, simulated the collapse of the Doomsday Glacier, offering possible insight into Antarctica’s uncertain future.

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