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Researchers announced this week that Antarctica's large glacier is at greater risk of melting faster than expected.

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Doomsday glacier", melted at a rate of 1.3 miles per annum over six months over the past 200 years. 

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This is twice the rate of melting that was recorded between 2011 and 2019. 

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"our results suggest that pulses of very fast retreat have occurred at Thwaites glacier in the past two centuries and possibly as recent as the mid-20 Century." 

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Researchers said that the retreat of the glacier is a bad sign for the future, as the temperatures continue to rise all over the globe. 

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However, were the glacier to collapse, it could cause oceans to rise as much as 2 feet around the world, the outlet reported. Previous studies have said that could happen as soon as 2031. 

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About 100 years ago, it retreated faster than it is currently retreating. … You could say that's good news, because it's not so bad now compared to what it was in the past,"