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Eurasian ice sheet collapse raised seas eight metres: study

The melting of the Eurasian ice sheet around 14,000 years ago lifted global sea levels by about eight metres, according to new research published Monday that highlights the risks of today's rapid ice cap melt.  Earth's last Glacial Maximum period began around 33,000 years ago, when vast ice sheets covered much of the Northern Hemisphere.  At the time, the Eurasian ice sheet—which covered much of Scandinavia—contained approximately three times the amount of frozen water held in the modern-day Greenland ice sheet.  Read more....

 

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