Antarctica melting: Climate change and the journey to the ‚doomsday glacier‘ – BBC News
The ‚doomsday‘ glacier Glaciologists have described Thwaites as the „most important“ glacier in the world, the „riskiest“ glacier, even the „doomsday“ glacier. It is massive – roughly the size of Britain. It already accounts for 4% of world sea level rise each year – a huge figure for a single glacier – and satellite data show that it is melting increasingly rapidly. There is enough water locked up in it to raise world sea level by more than half a metre.