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Antarctic melt led to 3m sea level rise 120,000 years ago

Friday 14 Feb 20 10:00am

The Patriot Hills Blue Ice Area, in the Antarctic, where a research team discovered high sea levels during the last interglacial period were due to a rise of less than 2deg in ocean temperature

MASS MELTING†of the West Antarctic ice sheet, driven by warmer ocean temperatures, was a major cause of extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, according to new research.

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