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Ken Caldeira's Antarctic melting research in The New Yorker

"It’s true that right now our fossil-fuel resources remain vast; but it’s also true that, if we keep burning through them at current rates, they’ll be gone in less time than it took for the Roman Empire to rise and fall. If earlier societies had done what we’re doing, the

Burning remaining fossil fuel could cause 60-meter sea level rise

Washington, DC—New work from an international team including Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira demonstrates that the planet’s remaining fossil fuel resources would be sufficient to melt nearly all of Antarctica if burned, leading to a 50- or 60-meter (160- to 200-f

Greenhouse gases’ millennia-long ocean legacy

Washington, DC—Continuing current carbon dioxide (CO2) emission trends throughout this century and beyond would leave a legacy of heat and acidity in the deep ocean.

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