A ship in the waters next to the Thwaites Glacier in Western Antarctica. Adam Jenkins, National Science Foundation/Via International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration
- Scientists say if the West Antarctica Ice sheet were to collapse, global sea levels could rise by about 10 feet.
- But a new study says that this figure could be about 3.3 feet higher.
- That is because as the glaciers melt, the bedrock under the ice sheet could rise out of the ocean.
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