Study Finds Antarctic Glacier Is Melting and Could Add 50cm to Sea Level Rise

HeadlineJul 11, 2019
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This comes as a new NASA-funded study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found rising global temperatures from human activity have pushed West Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier to a tipping point that will likely see meltwater from the massive glacier raise global sea levels by about 50 centimeters, or more than a foot and a half. The process could take as little as 150 years. 

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