Sea level rise could be worse than feared, warn researchers

4th Feb, 2021

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A young girl and a woman walk through water at Kali Adem port, north of Jakarta, where the effects of rising sea levels are already being felt. Photograph: Willy Kurniawan/Reuters


The rise in the sea level is likely to be faster and greater than previously thought, according to researchers who say recent predictions are inconsistent with historical data. In its most recent assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the sea level was unlikely to rise beyond 1.1 metre (3.6ft) by 2100.

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