Perspective

Rapid Sea-Level Rise Soon from West Antarctic Ice-Sheet Collapse?

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Science  21 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5303, pp. 1077-1078
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5303.1077

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There has been recent concern over whether shrinkage of ice sheets in Antarctica caused by climate change could lead to rapid global sea-level rise. In his Perspective, Bentley discusses the processes at work in ice-sheet behavior and concludes that, in view of the evidence for ice-sheet stability, catastrophic changes are unlikely in the next century or two.

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