Sea Level Projections With A New Generation Of Climate Change Scenarios.

Sea Level Projections With A New Generation Of Climate Change Scenarios.

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Praia de Copacabana, Brasil. Photo source: ©© Rodrigo Soldon

Excerpts; by Aslak Grinsted, Centre for Ice and Climate, the Niels Bohr Institute / University of Copenhagen

Rising sea levels in the coming centuries is perhaps one of the most catastrophic consequences of rising temperatures. Massive economic costs, social consequences and forced migrations could result from global warming. But how frightening of times are we facing?

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute are part of a team that has calculated the long-term outlook for rising sea levels in relation to the emission of greenhouse gases and pollution of the atmosphere using climate models.

In the 20th century sea has risen by an average of 2mm per year, but it is accelerating and over the last decades the rise in sea level has gone approximately 70% faster…


Praia de Copacabana, Brasil. Photo source: ©© Rodrigo Soldon

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