Melting of the ice sheets will add more than 15 inches to global sea level rise by 2100

Melting of the ice sheets will add more than 15 inches to global sea level rise by 2100

In a new study, scientists have found that melting from ice shelves in Greenland and Antarctica (such as the Getz Ice Shelf shown here) will contribute more than 15 inches to global sea level rise by 2100. (Photo credit: Jeremy Harbeck / NASA)

If human beings Continuing to emit greenhouse gases At the current rate, global sea level could rise by more than 15 inches (38 cm) by 2100, scientists have found in a new study.

Greenhouse gases emitted by human activity, such as carbon dioxide, contribute significantly to: Climate change As global temperatures rise, studies continue to show this. As things warm, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting. A new study by an international team of more than 60 glaciers, oceanic and atmospheric scientists estimates how much these melting ice sheets contribute to global sea levels.

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