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Climate change: what Antarctica’s ‘doomsday glacier’ means for the planet

Thwaites Glacier is melting at an alarming rate, triggering fears over rising sea levels

Even by the standards of Antarctica, there are few places as remote and hostile as Thwaites Glacier. More than 1,000 miles from the nearest research base, battered by storms that can last for weeks, with temperatures that hit -40C in winter, working on the glacier is sometimes compared to working on the moon. Dubbed the…

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