Scientists at Australia's University of New South Wales Sydney set out to study the behavior of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet during a period known as the Last Interglacial

Scientists digging into the ancient history of Antarctica's ice sheets have uncovered evidence of an "extreme" melting event that drove rapid and significant sea level rise. Taking place more than 100,000 years ago, the scientists see this ice melt as a cautionary tale for climate change, largely because it was likely set off by a temperature increase of less than 2° C (3.6° F), the upper limit of the goal laid out by the Paris Climate Agreement.

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