Global Sea Level Rise By 2100 Could Top 3 Feet, New Study Suggests

From Mother Nature Network’s John Platt:In 2007, the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that global warming could cause sea levels to rise between 7 and 23 inches by the end of the century. A new study published this week says the actual levels of sea rise could be much higher — up to three feet higher.The consequences of sea level rise at that proportion would be “horrible,” the study’s co-author told NBC News. Millions of people living in coastal areas would be displaced and mega-cities such as New York City and Tokyo would need to spend billions of dollars to improve their infrastructure to avoid flooding.Read More…
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Global Sea Level Rise By 2100 Could Top 3 Feet, New Study Suggests


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