Melting Thwaites Doomsday Glacier Could Cause Global Disaster, Nature Geoscience Study Says

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Fast retreat of the Antarctic ice sheet will have devastating

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ramifications for worldwide ocean levels, as per another review.

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With an area of almost 200,000 square kilometers, the Thwaites

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Glacier is an unusually wide and huge body of ice in West Antarctica.

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Also known as the 'Doomsday Glacier', this mass has been

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described as part of the 'weak underbelly' of the West Antarctic Ice

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Sheet and is being watched closely for its vulnerability to significant

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retreat that could lead to extreme global sea level rise.