First Night at AGU – TIL

Today I Learned, on good authority, that it remains impossible to exclude 3 meters of sea level rise within a single human lifetime from West Antarctica alone.

If it is possible, it’s further impossible to exclude it in the lifetimes of people now living.

The time scales of the collapse of calving ice sheets depend sensitively on temperature and on the height of the cliff. As the calving front retreats, the process is likely to get faster.

Also everybody is in a jolly mood. Ho Ho Ho!

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