13-Foot Sea Level Rise Now ‘Inevitable’

The collapse of the western Antarctic ice sheet is “unstoppable” and will result in an “inevitable” sea level rise of as much as 13 feet, according to a new study published Monday. Researchers at the University of Washington found that the complete melting of the largest remaining grounded repositories of ice in the world will take a little as 200 years or as much as 1,000 years. Either way, it will virtually destroy places like New Jersey and Florida. A separate NASA study set to be published Monday confirmed the same inexorable end of the western Antarctic ice sheet.