A climate activist swam under the Antarctic ice sheet to prove how fast glaciers are melting

(CNN)50-year-old Lewis Pugh was terrified when he plunged into East Antarctic water in nothing but a speedo, swim cap, and goggles. He was even more terrified when he swam below the Antarctic ice sheet, through melting tunnels. The study explains that supraglacial water is concerning because it can pour into cracks, fracturing glaciers and speeding up glacier melt and sea level rise. This alarms Pugh, who says that climate change is already moving rapidly. He wants immediate action at this November’s climate change negotiations in Glasgow, Scotland, which is why…

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