Antarctica Risks A Long, Slow, Fossil-Fueled Death
A new study does the worst-case math on fossil fuels and climate change. Antarctica could die a long, slow death if we burned everything we could.By Evan Thomas | September 12, 2015
A new report in Science Advances has done the literal worst-case math for fossil fuels and the climate. As you might expect, it’s not good news for our sea levels.
Researchers say if the world goes through all its attainable fossil fuel — coal, oil, natural gas — oceans would rise by 164 feet. Antarctica would melt completely.
As one of the authors put it, “If we burn it all, we melt it all.”