COP28 Video of the Week: “Early Warning Signs of Sea Level Rise from East Antarctica”

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is the world’s largest ice mass, storing over 52 meters of sea-level rise. It is often viewed as less vulnerable to global warming than the West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, but recent work has detected worrying signs from East Antarctica and its surrounding oceans, suggesting that we are close to a threshold that might see several meters added to global sea levels over the next few centuries. This event summarized the latest findings, much of it since IPCC AR6, that point to the clear danger of exceeding 1.5°C. Dr. Holly Han, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, moderated this event. Speakers include Dr. Chris Stokes, Durham University, and Dr. Felicity McCormack, Monash University

By Amy Imdieke, Global Outreach Director, and Pam Pearson, Director of ICCI.
Published Mar. 22, 2024      Updated Mar. 22, 2024 1:58 am