Glaciers melting at twice the speed in Antarctica, it is as big as the state of Florida

The effect of rapid changes in the environment Glacier But it is falling and they are melting fast. The sudden floods in Pakistan have caused a lot of devastation in the past, now a new report has revealed that Glaciers in Antarctica are melting rapidly and if this rate continues, then the sea level will rise significantly in a few years. In such a situation, it can have a significant effect on the states like Southern Louisiana and Mississippi of America and there can be devastation there too.

Scientists announced earlier this month that glaciers in Antarctica are melting faster than ever before. In a new study published in Nature Geoscience, they said that during the past six months, there was a sudden melting of the glacier, due to which the Thwaites Glacier retreated by 1.3 miles (2.1 kilometers) every year. The study also said that this rate of melting is double the rate observed by scientists in the last decade.

Antarctica's participation 5%

Thwaites is referred to as the "doomsday glacier" due to the high risk of glacier melt and the threat to global sea levels.

According to People magazine, the Thwaites Glacier is the size of the US state of Florida and accounts for about five percent of Antarctica's contribution to the world's sea level rise.

"Thwaites is really catching on with its nails today, and we should expect to see major changes in the very near future," says Robert Larter, a marine geophysicist who co-authored the study.

What will happen when the Thwaites melt away?

A new study related to glaciers has warned about the rapid melting of one of the world's largest glaciers. The International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration estimated in 2020 that if the "doomsday glacier" melted completely, it would lead to a sea level rise of about four percent due to climate change. He had further said that due to the sudden fall of water, the sea level would rise by another 25 inches.

Sea Level Rise Viewer, a web application developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), allows users to see how Thwaites Glacier will melt.

This application shows that the glacier has the potential to devastate states such as southern Louisiana and Mississippi in the event of its destruction. Its impact will be felt in New York as well, while Los Angeles can avoid this catastrophe.

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