Ancient Antarctic Ice Melt Increased Sea Levels by Over 3 Meters — and We’re Headed There Again

Ancient Antarctic Ice Melt Increased Sea Levels by Over 3 Meters — and We’re Headed There Again

Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, a new international study led by UNSW Sydney shows — and the scientists say we're headed in that direction again. Mass melting o…

Fine layers of ancient volcanic ash in the ice helped the team pinpoint when the mass melting took place. Credit: AntarcticScience.com Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 yea… [+9138 chars]

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