New Modeling Study Points to Antarctic Ice Sheet Contributing to Rapid Sea Level Rise

In a new paper, published today in Nature, Rob DeConto and colleagues describe how warming in excess of 2 C would drastically accelerate the pace of sea-level rise by 2100. The team used a physics-based model of the ice sheet to test Paris Agreement target temperature thresholds. Read more in the UMass news release and the open access journal paper.

Rob DeConto Taking Part in Historic UN Climate Policy Session

This week, representatives of 195 member governments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are meeting at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco with dozens of climate scientists who have prepared a draft “Summary for Policymakers” of their “Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). Here read the UMass press release…