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The edge of the Thwaites Glacier extends into the Amundsen Sea in western Antarctica. NASA

Thwaites Glacier: the melting, Antarctic monster of sea level rise – podcast

If and when the Thwaites Glacier melts, it will result in nearly 0.6 metres of sea level rise, but it holds back another three metres of sea level rise lurking within the Antarctic continent. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.