Sea level could rise more than 1 metre by 2100, say experts, 2009. 600 milion people affected

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Global sea levels could rise much higher this century than previously projected, 10% of Earth population, 600 milion, live in these low lying areas.

sea-level rise is continuing at 3mm per year or more since 1993, a rate well above the 20th-century average.

The oceans are continuing to warm and expand, the melting of mountain glaciers has increased and the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are also contributing to sea level rise.”

Based on past experience, I expect that sea level rise will accelerate as the planet gets hotter.”

research indicated sea levels rising between 75cm and 190cm by 2100.

Even if the world manages to cut the emission of greenhouse gases driving global warming, the “best estimate” was about 1m, he added.

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ANOTHER NEW STUDY, next article
Global sea levels could rise by up to 9m in the next few hundred years, even if the world manages to stabilise average temperatures to 2C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/dec/16/ipcc-sea-level-rise-tempera…

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