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Warm Water Under The ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Threatens to Melt It Faster Than We Predicted – ScienceAlert

A confluence of warm water is threatening to topple the very pillars that keep the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ afloat.

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A confluence of warm water is threatening to topple the very pillars that keep the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ afloat. 
The first measurements ever performed below the icy tongue of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier have now revealed a previously underestimated flow of warm water from the east. 
This inflow of heat is mixing with other waters below the glacier and encroaching on several critical ‘pinning points’, researchers say, whittling them down from all sides.
If the activity continues or, worse, speeds…

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