The Pine Island glacier and the Thwaites glacier are rapidly shedding their ice into the Amundsen Sea. Check out the source for animated imagery.

Two of the frozen continent’s fastest-moving glaciers are shedding an increasing amount of ice into the Amundsen Sea each year.

The Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers are among the most critical in the world. They are currently holding back ice that, if melted, would raise the world’s oceans by nearly four feet over centuries, an amount that would put many coastal cities underwater.

see more via: NY Times

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