Thursday, 2 July 2009

Sea level rise estimates; too conservative?

A well-written but rather gloomy story from the New Scientist about estimated rises in sea level. The 2007 IPCC report forecast a sea level rise of between 19 and 59 centimetres by 2100, but this excluded "future rapid dynamical changes in ice flow". The Victorian Government climate change green paper (.pdf file) has assumed sea level rises in the forecast range. However, much more is now known, & it isn't looking good.

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