Melting ice sheets caused sea levels to rise up to 18 meters

Found on Phys.Org on Monday, 10 May 2021
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Geological records tell us that, at the end of the last ice age around 14,600 years ago, sea levels rose at ten times the current rate due to Meltwater Pulse 1A (MWP-1A); a 500 year, ~18 meter sea-level rise event.

Rising sea levels due to warming climate pose a great risk to society, improving our understand of why and how fast change could happen will help us plan for the impacts.

It won't take 500 years this time until the sea-level rises high enough to cause havoc on most coastal areas.