Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sea Levels Rising 60% Faster Than Expected is reporting that new research from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research shows that global sea level rise is happening 60% faster than IPCC projections, even though temperatures are rising much as expected.
The new findings highlight that the IPCC is far from being alarmist, and in fact in some cases rather underestimates possible risks. So how fast are sea levels actually rising? This latest research, based on satellite data, shows that sea levels are rising on average 3.2mm each year—and not because of any temporary event like ice discharges from the ice sheets of Greenland or Antarctica, or because of internal variability in the climate system.

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