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Integrating Past Warm Climate Data, Scientists Hone Future Sea-level Rise Predictions

In a recent review of the various methods used to reconstruct the relationship between past sea-level rise and climate change, climate scientists including Robert DeConto of UMass Amherst say we are on the verge of understanding how quickly the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets may respond to warming, and what the rates of sea-level change might be. Writing in the current issue of Science, DeConto and colleagues at several U.S. and European universities examine how understanding ice sheet response during past warm periods is evolving as researchers in different disciplines integrate their findings.  News Office release