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Sea levels to keep rising

Sea levels to keep rising 7 November 2019

Sea levels set to keep rising for centuries even if emissions targets met (via The Guardian)

By Oliver Milman

Generations yet unborn will face rising oceans and coastal inundations into the 2300s even if governments meet climate commitments, researchers find.

Sea level rise is set to challenge human civilization for centuries to come, even if internationally agreed climate goals are met and planet–warming emissions are then immediately eliminated, researchers have found.

The lag time between rising global temperatures and the knock–on impact of coastal inundation means that the world will be dealing with ever–rising sea levels into the 2300s, regardless of prompt action to address the climate crisis, according to the new study.

Even if governments meet their commitments from the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement, the first 15–year period of the deal will still result in enough emissions that would cause sea levels to increase by around 20cm by the year 2300.

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