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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