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Hosted live via the Cryosphere Pavilion website

15 November 2022 - 15 November 2022

11:00AM - 12:30PM

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This is the image alt text Image of an ice sheet.

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is the world’s largest ice mass and contains around 52 meters of sea level rise (almost two thirds of the Earth’s freshwater).

The ice sheet is currently in balance, but there are worrying signs of recent mass loss from some regions. Moreover, a recent analysis of its response to past warm periods, current observations of change, and future modelling indicates that it is highly sensitive to relatively modest warming scenarios that could awaken this ‘sleeping giant’.

Crucially, this analysis demonstrates that satisfying the Paris Climate Agreement should protect the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, but failure to do so could lead to several meters of sea level rise within the next few centuries.

Presented by Chris Stokes and Adam Holden.

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