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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 – Business Insider Australia

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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  • Scientists say if the West Antarctica Ice sheet were to collapse, global sea levels could rise by about 3.05m.
  • But a new study says that this figure could be about 1.01m higher.
  • That is because as the glaciers melt, the bedrock under the ice sheet could rise out of the ocean.
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The global sea-level rise due to the melting of Antarctic ice sheets in the next 1,000 years could have been underestimated by about 30%, a new study says.
Previous studies had estimated…

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