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The Antarctic – A Guest Post By Eco Friendly Teen

This guest post fortnight has been all about sharing the voices of all ages, unedited. Today I share a post from our youngest entry @ecofriendlyteen. Thank you for writing this post.

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There is too much heat under the Antarctic ice and the giant Thwaites, which is about 120 thousand square kilometres in size, is in danger of melting faster due to global warming and the geothermal heat source running beneath it, with a devastating effect on our climate. 

The collapse of the ice cap could lead to a catastrophic global event, namely rising sea levels.

For some years the glacier has been under constant scrutiny by scientists, together with Pine Island, which in a recent study was claimed to have already reached almost the point of no return.

By the end of the century, due to high greenhouse gas emissions, many regions and cities in the world could be under water and invisible. 

Faced with this problem, a group of scientists has set up the ‘ITGC’ (the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration), an international project to monitor glacier movements with funding of over 50 million dollars. 

But… what can I do? 

The best way to help in these situations is to share as much information about it as possible so that many people learn about what is going on. Another action that would help a lot is to always stay informed so that you can see the progress of the various searches that are being carried out at the moment in the area at risk. 

This is a wake-up call for our planet.

Thank you for your time,

Eco friendly teen🌱

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