Scientists' Concerns Challenge Conservative Sea-Level Rise Projections

This video considers the current estimates of sea level rise as possibly too conservative and discusses more recent data on ice melt rates coming from Antarctica and Greenland, showing rates of melt at up to 5 times as rapid. Scientists discuss what levels and rates of sea level rise have occurred in the past, including the Pliocene, which demonstrated 1m rise every 20 years.

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Yale Climate Forum

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A good video for use with lessons on global warming, ice melt, and sea level rise.

Could be used to prompt students to consider how scientists measure current data, by looking at past events as examples, as well as how scientists continue to monitor data and adjust projections based on new evidence.

A good video to pair with another, older one that outlines an earlier prediction for icecap melting rates.