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Enormous Antarctic glacier shows impact of climate change

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Christopher Kratt/University of Nevada
Ted Scambos of the University of Colorado attempts some final repairs on one of the sensor stations on the Thwaites Glacier’s ice shelf on Jan. 11, 2022. Winds in excess of 120 miles per hour have been recorded by the station in the last several months.

This week’s climate report from a United Nations panel finds the effects of a warming planet are happening even faster than expected. One place where those effects are being studied is on a massive glacier in Antarctica. Among the researchers is Boulder scientist Ted Scambos, who's watched how the Thwaites Glacier has changed over three decades. Scambos recently got an aerial view of the Florida-sized ice formation.