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New York Times references research from Professor Jeremy Bassis

Posted: March 31, 2016

New York Times references research from Professor Jeremy Bassis Jeremy Bassis

The New York Times recently published an article titled, “Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly.”

“For half a century, climate scientists have seen the West Antarctic ice sheet, a remnant of the last ice age, as a sword of Damocles hanging over human civilization,” the article states.

According to the article, new research suggests that the potential disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet, which could cause the sea level to rise by 12 feet or more, may happen by the end of this century.

The new research comes from Robert M. DeConto of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and David Pollard, a researcher at Pennsylvania State University. DeConto and Pollard drew on work from Associate Professor Jeremy Bassis and Alum Catherine Walker to achieve their results.

To read the article, please visit www.nytimes.com.

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