Study Claims Robust Estimates For Sea-level Rise 23.02.2016
23.02.2016 17:41 Age: 1 year
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.