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Combustion of available fossil fuel resources sufficient to eliminate the Antarctic Ice Sheet

This study uses the Parallel Ice Sheet Model to examine the potential of burning existing fossil fuel supplies to completely eliminate the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The Antarctic Ice Sheet contains enough water to raise global sea level by 58 meters, and the study projects this process will contribute 3 meters to the rise in sea level each century. Researchers also detail feedback processes at play, placing emphasis on the impact of this phenomenon on coastal communities and ecosystems.

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