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Interglacial and future sea level

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A merger of data and modelling using a probabilistic approach indicates that sea level was much higher during the last interglacial than it is now, providing telling clues about future ice-sheet responses to warming.

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Figure 1: Similarity of latitudinal warming (ΔT) during the last interglacial and a projection for the late twenty-first century.

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Clark, P., Huybers, P. Interglacial and future sea level. Nature 462, 856–857 (2009) doi:10.1038/462856a

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