Past Antarctic ice melt reveals potential for 'extreme sea-level rise'

Antarctica likely to drive rapid sea-level rise
7 November 2019

Sea levels rose as much as three metres per century during the last interglacial period as Antarctic ice sheets melted, a pace that could be exceeded in the future, given the turbo-charged potential of human-led climate change.

A study led by Australian National University researchers, published in Nature Communications, found sea-level increases during the last major melt of about 130,000 years ago were faster than models have factored in, even though the "climate forcing" from greenhouse gases is much stronger today.

Read the full Sydney Morning Herald article by Peter Hannam here.  

Read a Conversation article by Dr Fiona Hibbert, Prof Eelco Rohling and Dr Katharine Grant here.