Scientist plans to 'look back in time' to analyse melting ice caps

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London, June 8 (ANI): A scientist declared that he planned to 'look back in time' to estimate how much ice caps could melt because of climate change.

Dr Craig Storey, of the University of Portsmouth, aims to examine tiny grains of rock from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in a bid to reveal Earth's conditions millions of years ago.

He hopes to understand from these rocks, which were carried off Greenland by the ice sheet about three million years ago, the same type of climate that existed on the planet, which is being predicted for the end of the 21st century.

"How much of the continental ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica melt is a key question because that determines how much sea levels will rise by," The Scotsman quoted him as saying.(ANI)

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