Ocean levels rise as a result of climate change and the long-term view is that sea levels would rise by nearly three feet by the year 2100. A staggering new study has suggested that That view is woefully wrong. Instead, sea levels could rise by more than double that amount if world temperatures rise more than expected.
If sea levels rose by more than two meters (6.5 feet) that the authors of the study thought it was possible, an event that said "lies within 90 per cent uncertainty limits," could & # 39 damage is catastrophic. An increase in temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius would cause a significant deterioration in levels of ice in Greenland, as well as in Antarctica. At level 2 degrees Celsius, Greenland would be a major concern in contributing to sea level rise.
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For comparative purposes, a report from the 2013 United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) could result in a loss of land equal to France, Germany, Spain and Britain combined with a t They displaced over 180 million people.
"Clearly sea level rise of this size would result in serious consequences for the humanity," says report authors 2013. The results could be damaged! serious coastal cities such as New York and Miami and Hawaii islands in the near future.
Global sea levels have been rising by about 3 millimeters per year, according to the new study, published in the National Academy of Science proceedings.
The authors of the new study believe that the 2013 report by the US had not gone far enough and only looked at what was "likely" to happen and not on the higher probability; from now on, they said that it could be seen as misleading to regulators trying to make decisions.
"It may limit attention to the likely range of, as in the case of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report, that it is misleading and is likely to lead to a poor evaluation of the real risks, t "One of the study's authors, Willy Aspinall, said in a statement. t
The new study looks at estimates of what might happen in the range 5 to 95 per cent of incidents, while the ONE report 2013 looks at the range 17 to 83 per cent and expects to the temperature rise 2 degrees Celsius.
While an increase of 5 degrees Celsius would be considered scientifically unlikely, the main author of the study, Jonathan Bamber, told the BBC that it was important to look at the lower values because it was statistically significant.
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"When you start looking at this lower probability but still credible values, then the experts believe that there is a small but statistically significant probability that West Antarctica will move to a very unstable state and parts of East Antarctica is also beginning to contribute, "Bamber told the news. "But only on these higher probabilities for 5C that we see those types of behavior kick in."
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