Study: Antarctic Ice Collapse a Slow-Motion Affair

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A 5-million-year simulation of how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet responds to warming waters shows a slow pace of resulting sea-level rise. Overall, thousands of years are required to completely melt the region's ice and raise seas 15 feet or more, according to the researchers, publishing in the journal Nature. Visit http://www.nytimes.com/dotearth for more.

century, far lower than some recent estimates.
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