Collapsing Ice Sheets

After a study, scientists found that ice sheets can collapse into the ocean in spurts of up to 6000 meters or 2000 feet a day.

The same would be faster than that have been recorded every before. However, the same had been calculated based on the evidence from sediments from the last ICE AGE.

Furthermore, the study concluded that the sea floor sediment formations from the last ice age were a “warning from the past” for today’s world in which the climate crisis erodes ice sheets. The discovery explained that some ice sheets in Antarctica, including the “Doomsday” Thwaites glacier, could suffer periods of rapid collapse shortly, further accelerating the rise of sea level. Read more

News Credit: The Guardian

Picture Credit: Robert Larter/AP

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