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Antarctic Ice Melt May Bring 8 Feet of Sea Level Rise Even If Paris Climate Goals Are Met

HeadlineSep 24, 2020

In climate news, a new study in the journal Nature finds melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will cause global sea levels to rise by more than eight feet — even if nations meet their emissions reduction goals under the Paris climate accord.

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a bill to phase out all gas-powered cars by 2035. Meanwhile, a new Oxfam report finds the wealthiest 1% of the world’s population is responsible for emitting twice as much greenhouse gas as the poorest half of humanity.

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