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Scientists warn global warming, rise in sea levels could lead to devastating losses

July 16, 2013

Scientists warn global warming, rise in sea levels could lead to devastating losses

Rising seas could result in some heavy losses.

A new study finds that, for each degree Celsius that global temperatures increase, sea levels could rise by 2.3 meters, and will remain high for centuries to come.

The study from the leading climate institute, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, was the first to pair data from climate history with computer simulations of contributing factors associated with long-term sea-level rise. This included ocean thermal expansion, glacier melting, and melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.

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