Jul 11, 2019
This comes as a new NASA-funded study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found rising global temperatures from human activity have pushed West Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier to a tipping point that will likely see meltwater from the massive glacier raise global sea levels by about 50 centimeters, or more than a foot and a half. The process could take as little as 150 years.
See scientific article:
- Marine ice sheet instability amplifies and skews uncertainty in projections of future sea-level rise | PNAS