A major climate change study published in the journal Nature today says if the world misses a crucial global warming target, sea levels will rise much more than previously thought.
The scientists modelled how Antarctica would respond to a range of warming scenarios.
In all but one simulation there was a huge loss of the Antarctic ice shelves, which are considered the cork-in-the-bottle preventing the Antarctic ice sheets – the body of ice that makes up the continent – from sliding into the ocean and melting.
Paleo-climatologist and co-author of the paper Professor Tim Naish joined Newsworthy live from Wellington to talk about the study.
Watch the video for the full chat.