CM – Is the most important glacier in the world about to collapse?


It is called the most important glacier in the world. The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is the size of Florida and contains enough water to raise sea levels more than half a meter. It has been melting faster and faster over the past 30 years and currently contributes 4% to the annual global sea level rise. Ian Sample speaks to marine geophysicist Dr. Rob Larter on a new research mission on Thwaites Glacier, the role of Boaty McBoatface and what it’s like to see a region melt before your eyes

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