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Climate explained: when Antarctica melts, will gravity changes lift up land and lower sea levels? – The Conversation AU

When Antarctica’s land-based ice melts, the land bounces up slightly as the weight of the ice lifts. This affects sea levels across the world, but not enough to…



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Ive heard the gravity changes when Antarctica melts will lower the seas around New Zealand. Will that save us from sea level rise?
The gravitational changes when Antarctica melts do indeed affect sea levels all over the world but not enough…

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