A new report from an underwater robot has revealed startling results about the melting of the so-called Doomsday Glacier in Antarctica. Scientists have determined that the glacier is “in trouble” after discovering surprising formations under the ice shelf.
The robot, which was deployed to the glacier, documented forces that are eroding the glacier. It found that the warming ocean is melting weak spots into the vast Antarctic glacier, contributing to its decline.
The findings are a cause for concern, as the Doomsday Glacier is one of the largest and fastest-melting glaciers in Antarctica. It is estimated that if it continues to melt at its current rate, it could raise global sea levels by up to four feet by the end of the century.
The results of the study have been met with alarm by scientists, who are now calling for more research into the effects of climate change on the glacier. They hope that further investigation will help to better understand the impact of global warming on the glacier and the surrounding area.
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