'Doomsday Glacier' in Antarctica Could Melt Faster Than Anticipated, Researchers Say

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The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica, regularly called the "Doomsday Glacier," can also cut back twice as fast as expected, researchers say

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A huge glacier in Antarctica is prone to melting at a quicker price than previously expected, researchers announced this week.

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According to NBC News, the Thwaites is about the dimensions of Florida and money owed for round 5 percent of Antarctica's involvement in sea-degree upward push round the world.

Previous studies have said that could happen as soon as 2031.

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"About 100 years ago, it retreated faster than it is currently retreating.

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because it's not so bad now compared to what it was in the past," said study co-author Anna Wåhlin, a professor of physical oceanography at Sweden's Gothenburg University

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Researchers informed the BBC in December that warming waters are weakening and thinning the glacier's ice shelf.