Antarctic Loss Could Double Sea Level Rise By 2100, Scientists Say

March 31, 2016 4:42 AM

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Antarctic Loss Could Double Sea Level Rise By 2100, Scientists Say

Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe, according to new research published Wednesday.

Scientists behind a new study published in the journal Nature used sophisticated computer models to decipher a long-standing riddle about how the massive, mostly uninhabited continent behaved during long-ago periods of global warming.

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