“Doomsday Glacier” Melting Even Faster Due to Earth’s Core

Geothermal heat flow is making things worse.
To make matters worse

Fast melting of the Thwaites Glacier (also known as the Doomsday glacier) is underway It's not surprising.

It is also melting fast due to man-made climate change. It's not surprising.

Surprisingly, a Nature study has revealed that the earth's natural heat is also increasing the rate of glacial melting. Researchers claim that the thin crust under West Antarctica, where the Doomsday Glaciers are located, is exposing the glacier's geothermal temperature to higher levels.

In a statement by LiveScience, Ricarda Daziadek, the lead author of the study and geophysicist at Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, stated that measurements showed that geothermal heat flow can occur below Thwaites Glacier where the Earth's crust is only 17-25 kilometers thick.



Add it to the Pile

Warmer temperatures that originate for the Earth's inner mantle are not the only obstacles the Doomsday Glacier faces.

Then there is the problem of man-made climate change, which is progressively warming the water. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg found that the waters beneath the glacier were so warm that the ice is being worn away much faster than expected due to global warming.

According to its name, the Doomsday Glacier will melt, which will cause a massive rise in global water levels. The Thwaites Glacier covers approximately 119,300 miles. Let's hope that something like the recent green-steel development will get us moving to do more.

READ MORE: Antarctica's Doomsday Glacier is fighting an invisible battle against the inner earth, new study [LiveScience]



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