Sunday, August 04, 2013

Bummer: "long-term sea level rise commitment ... now growing at about 1 foot per decade"

Sea Level Rise 'Locking In' Quickly, Cities Threatened | Climate Central
An international team of scientists led by Anders Levermann recently published a study that found for every degree Fahrenheit of global warming due to carbon pollution, global average sea level will rise by about 4.2 feet in the long run. When multiplied by the current rate of carbon emissions, and the best estimate of global temperature sensitivity to pollution, this translates to a long-term sea level rise commitment that is now growing at about 1 foot per decade.
Santa Cruz, California Sea Level Drops To Its Lowest Level In The Satellite Era | Real Science
Since these expert forecasts were made, University of Colorado satellite data shows sea level at Santa Cruz dropping to its lowest level on record.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This does not mean that sea-levels are not rising.
The rise in sea levels is now restricted to the ocean deeps - below 7000 feet deep.