Climate Change

Research Teams Have a Definitive Calculation of the Rise in Sea Level

Over the last two decades the sea level has risen 11mm


Melting of polar ice sheets has added 11mm to global sea levels over the past two decades, according to the most definitive assessment so far.

More than 20 polar research teams have combined forces to produce estimates of the state of the ice in Greenland and Antarctica in a paper in Science.

Until now different measurement means have produced a wide range of estimates with large uncertainties.

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  1. Great, so lets assume that the rate of sea level rise increases by 20% every 20 years.

    That means 200 years from now sea levels will have risen by somewhere around 10 inches from where they are today, double that and you might have somewhat of a problem today, but you’ll have had 200 years of technological and economic progress not to mention a population likely smaller than it is mitigating the effects of that.

    In otherwords this just adds to the evidence that Global Warming is not a threat.

  2. So what? According to the science I studied way back when, sea level has been rising for 18,000 years. Has that changed?

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