Published: 09 Jul 2015
In a review paper in Science, PAGES working group PALSEA2 have analyzed sea levels during recent warm periods in Earth’s history when global average temperatures were similar to or slightly warmer than today – about 1°C above preindustrial temperatures.
They concluded that global average temperatures similar to today, but slightly higher polar temperatures, resulted in more than 6 metres of global average sea-level rise due to polar ice-sheet loss.
The study confirms that our present climate is warming to a level associated with significant polar ice-sheet loss in the past and even our present temperature targets may commit Earth to at least 6 metres of sea-level rise.
Published: 22 Jun 2015
Abstracts are now invited for a number of proposed AGU 2015 PAGES sessions. Our Aquatic Transitions, LandCover6k, PALSEA2, and DICE working groups have proposed sessions, as well as the 2k Network. In addition, PAGES people and groups are also convening three cross-cutting IGBP sessions.
Our parent organization IGBP is co-sponsoring these sessions, and many others, as part of its Landmark Synthesis Event, intended to mark its final year.
The abstract deadline is 5 August 2015.
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