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A huge Antarctic glacier is on its way to an irreversible melt

Antarctic glaciers are melting at unprecedented speed. This rapid ice loss contributes to a rise in sea level. In a recent study, scientists found that the Thwaites glacier in western Antarctica is likely to reach an irreversible melting point, after which it will lose all of its ice over a period of 150 years. If the entire Thwaites glacier melted, …

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Scientists find irreversible damage to the Great Barrier Reef from climate change – but we can help anyway

In a new study published this week in the journal Nature scientists report that nearly a third of the Australian Great Barrier Reef, one of the largest living structures in the world , was killed when the ocean temperatures rose in 2016. The underwater heatwave, which damaged large areas of the Great Barrier Reef, now lets scientists know if it …

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