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Specialists predict catastrophic sea level rise

An international research team led by scientists from the Nanyan University of Technology in Singapore found that sea level rise this century would be greater than previously thought, reports the Met. Climate and Atmospheric Science.
This will lead to catastrophic consequences for island states and densely populated coastal areas, BTA reported.

106 climatologists from around the world were interviewed in the framework of the research, who assessed sea level changes in two scenarios. If average global temperatures turn out to be 2 degrees Celsius higher than those in the pre-industrial era, sea level will rise by half a metre by 2100 and 0.5-2 meters by 2300 g. In case the world warms by 4.5 degrees Celsius, the rise will be 0.6-1.3 meters by the end of this century and 1.7-5.6 meters by 2300 years.

These values are higher than predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Specialists pointed to glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica as the main indicators of climate change and as a driving force for sea level rise. Satellite observations showed these glaciers melting at increasing speed. In the opinion of scientists, reducing greenhouse emissions could improve forecasts.


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