Q. With reference to “Thwaites Glacier” consider the following statements::
1.These are immovable glaciers of the Arctic region.
2.These glaciers are responsible for greenhouse gas emission in the Arctic region.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
Notes:

Statement 1 and 2 are incorrect. Thwaites Glacier is a 120 km wide, fast-moving glacier located in Antarctica. The melting of the glacier is a concern for raising the sea level. Its melting already contributes 4% to global sea-level rise each year. It is estimated that it would collapse into the sea in 200-900 years. Thwaites is often called the Doomsday Glacier.

Source: ForumIAS

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