Thwaites Glacier

Thwaites Glacier is a massive glacier located in western Antarctica, known for its potential to contribute significantly to global sea-level rise in the future. It is approximately the size of the state of Florida and is considered one of the most significant glaciers on the planet due to its enormous volume of ice. Thwaites Glacier’s rapid retreat could lead to the destabilization of the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet, resulting in a global sea-level rise of up to 1.2 meters (4 feet) in the coming decades or centuries. Scientists are closely monitoring Thwaites Glacier and conducting research to better understand its behavior and potential impacts on the planet.