DeConto on the Paris Climate Agreement and Future Sea Level Rise in Nature

Glaciers and mountains in the evening sun are seen on an Operation IceBridge research flight, returning from West Antarctica. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo

New research in Nature led by professor Rob DeConto, co-director of the School of Earth & Sustainability, and co-authors including PhD student Shaina Sadai, shows that such a scenario would drastically accelerate the pace of sea-level rise by 2100. If the rate of global warming continues on its current trajectory, we will reach a tipping point by 2060, past which these consequences would be “irreversible on multi-century timescales.”

Read more here and be sure to check out the companion piece explaining the significance of this research here.