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The sea-level rise from Antarctica’s melting ice sheet could be 30% higher than estimated due to an effect scientists previously thought was ‘inconsequential,’ new study says – Yahoo News

The “water expulsion mechanism” means global sea-level rise over the next 1,000 years could be 3.3 feet higher than previously thought.

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A ship in the waters next to the Thwaites Glacier in Western Antarctica. Adam Jenkins, National Science Foundation/Via International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration

  • Scientists say if the West Antarctica Ice sheet were to collapse, global sea levels could rise by about 10 feet.
  • But a new study says that this figure could be about 3.3 feet higher.
  • That is because as the glaciers melt, the bedrock under the ice sheet could rise out of the ocean.
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