Jeff Goodell of Rolling Stone magazine reports from the ITGC research cruise: “For me, it’s hard to envisage something so big, so permanent, so vast, to be as fragile as it is,” scientist says in regards to first contact with Thwaites glacier.

Thwaites Glacier seen from the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer. Photo credit: James Kirkham
Thwaites Glacier seen from the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer. Photo credit: James Kirkham