• From Live Science

Live Science reports on recent research at Thwaites Glacier. The glacier could be "a keystone to triggering ice loss from neighboring portions of West Antarctica," said Paul Cutler, program director of glaciology, ice core science and geomorphology at the National Science Foundation. "The question is, how much sea level rise, and how fast?"

Thwaites Glacier. Image: © NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck