Robot Discovery Under ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Leaves Scientists Troubled and Alarmed

Scientists have been left troubled by a recent discovery made beneath the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ in Antarctica. According to researchers, warm water has been melting weak spots on the glacier, leading to an alarming rate of melting.

This discovery has been made after a robot was sent underneath the glacier to study the effects of climate change. Scientists have been concerned about the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ for some time, as it is believed to be a key factor in rising sea levels.

The research team found that the glacier is melting away differently than they first thought, with the warm water causing weak spots that are melting faster than the rest of the glacier.

This discovery has caused concern among scientists, as the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is estimated to contain enough water to raise global sea levels by four metres.

The research team is now looking for ways to slow down the melting of the glacier, in order to prevent catastrophic flooding around the world.

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