The latest research by climatologists from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen shows that sea-level rise is likely to be faster and greater than previously expected. The Danish team predicts a possible increase of 1.35 meters by 2100. The study has been published in the journal Ocean Science.
Sea level rise is not a new and surprising phenomenon for anyone. Everyone knew that it would grow with the increasing average temperature on Earth. However, it was not believed that it would proceed so quickly. Most climate models predicted this process to be slower. The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that sea level would not rise above 1.1 meters by 2100. However, climatologists at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have proved otherwise. New research by climatologists shows that by the end of the century, we can expect sea level to rise by about half a meter with a temperature rise of just 0.5 degrees Celsius. If the climate warms up at a faster pace – by 2 degrees Celsius, for example, sea-level rise could exceed 1 meter.