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Sea Level Rise Less From Greenland, More From Antarctica, Than Expected During Last Interglacial
July 28, 2011
During the last prolonged warm spell on Earth, the oceans were at least four meters - and possibly as much as 6.5 meters, or about 20 feet--higher than they are now. Where did all that extra water come from? Mainly from melting ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica, and many scientists have expected that Greenland was the main culprit.
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