USF-Led Team Deciphers Sea Level Rise from the Last Time Earth’s CO2 Set Record Highs

USF-Led Team Deciphers Sea Level Rise from the Last Time Earth’s CO2 Set Record Highs

An international team of scientists have discovered evidence in the geological formations in a coastal cave showing that more than three million years ago – a time in which the Earth was two to three degrees warmer than the pre-industrial era – sea level was as much as 16 meters higher than the present day. Their findings have significant implications for understanding and predicting the pace of current-day sea level rise amid a warming climate.

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