Recent published research shows the danger of massive, potentially irreversible, global sea-level rise within the next couple of centuries should temperatures overshoot 2°C. Perhaps most sobering, this loss may become rapid and permanent, with no halt in ice loss even should CO2 concentrations return to pre-industrial levels.
Should today’s emissions levels continue, rate will approach 5 cm/year by 2150, and 10 meters of sea-level rise by 2300. IPCC scientists provide a clear-eyed look at risks from Antarctica, and implications for the Paris Agreement temperature goals.
Main Presenter: Dr. Rob DeConto, University of Massachusetts Amherst.