Climate change

3 Jan 2022

Antarctica’s Doomsday Glacier Can Trigger Catastrophic Rise in Sea Levels, Study Shows

Antarctica’s Doomsday Glacier Can Trigger Catastrophic Rise in Sea Levels, Study Shows

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A recent study has indicated that Antarctica’s enormous Thwaites glacier, located in the western part of the continent, is heading for an eventual collapse. This could lead to a major rise in sea levels by 65cm, causing massive global flooding and the disappearance of islands, thereby spelling doom for the earth.

The sea level, which has been on the rise since 1900, is already a cause for concern among scientists and climate activists alike. The added possibility of a glacier as big as Great Britain melting can have disastrous consequences for the already prevalent unstable climate and sea level conditions across the world.

What makes the Thwaites glacier melt a near-apocalyptic calamity is the fact that it could trigger the melting of other nearby glaciers which could further exacerbate the situation by sparking a rise in sea levels by manifold meters. This can be attributed to the phenomenon of Marine Ice Cliff Instability (MICI) which entails the subsequent melting of other massive glaciers following the collapse of one.

Scientists have reportedly contended that a rise in sea levels by several meters could potentially engulf some of the world’s most prominent cities namely New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Miami.

However, other studies do not augur disasters of such immense proportions. Regardless, scientists remain firm on the inevitability of rising sea levels caused by the melting of the Thwaites glacier.