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Study Claims Robust Estimates For Sea-level Rise

23.02.2016 17:41 Age: 2 yrs

Sea-levels worldwide will likely rise by between 50 and 130 cms by the end of this century if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced rapidly, according to research

Click to enlarge. Matthias Mengel: “We designed our tool in a way it is consistent both with the past observations of sea-level rise and the long-term physical processes in the different elements of the Earth system”. Courtesy: PIK


From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Even if the Paris Agreement is implemented, adaptation is a challenge

During past millennia sea-level has never risen as fast as during the last century


PNAS reports the significance of this research as follows:



Future sea-level rise constrained by observations and long-term commitment by Mengel, M., Levermann, A., Frieler, K., Robinson, A., Marzeion, B., Winkelmann, R. published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), DOI:10.1073/pnas.1500515113

Read the abstract and et the paper here.


PIK news release here