Experts predict global sea level rise by 2100
An international study led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore found that the rise in sea level in this century will be stronger than it was previously expected. The study was published in the ‘Climate and Atmospheric Science’ journal.
The study was based on the opinions and findings of more than 100 international experts, who are active publishers of scientific sea-level studies from around the world. They contributed their projections of the global mean sea-level changes. The projections were made under two climate scenarios – low and high emissions. In the most pessimistic scenario, which is a high-emissions scenario, experts estimated that sea levels would rise by 0.6 to 1.3 meters by 2100, and 1.7 to 5.6 meters by 2300.
The climate change experts identified the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets as the greatest threat to the sea-level rise, because they are melting at an accelerated rate. Scientists noted that the magnitude and impact of sea-level rise can be limited by successfully reducing carbon emissions.