What happens when 'Doomsday Glacier' disintegrates?
Many climate change campaigners say the "doomsday" represented by the moniker "Doomsday Glacier" may be arriving soon
What we now know: New research analysed seafloor ridges. These rib-like structures show how the sea pushed the glacier for millennia
This differs from prior data acquired from satellite maps of the glacier as it edges toward a complete (or near total) collapse into the ocean.
This glacier's collapse seems inevitable, and the ramifications are serious. According to the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, 4% of climate change-caused
sea-level rise so far occurred from Thwaites, and a sudden catastrophic collapse would increase sea levels 25 inches higher.
"Scientists want to know how rapidly this may happen," Athena Dinar said.
Southern Louisiana and Mississippi would be devastated. Manhattan would just be sprayed, despite flood threat in Hudson Yards. Los Angeles would be spared, save for Venice Beach.
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