2009/12/03

Major sea level rise likely as Antarctic ice melts - 1.4 metres by 2100

New studies find higher rates likely:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8387137.stm

Quotes:

"Sea levels are likely to rise by about 1.4m (4ft 6in) globally by 2100 as polar ice melts, according to a major review of climate change in Antarctica.

"Conducted by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), it says that warming seas are accelerating melting in the west of the continent.


and from:
Rising sea levels: A tale of two cities
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8369236.stm

"Off the Netherlands, for example, sea levels rose by some 20cm in the last 100 years. But the country's national Delta Commission predicts they will increase by up to 1.3m by 2100 and by as much as 4m by 2200.

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Thats not a bad fit with the curve...

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