Skip to comments.Sea levels set to rise by up to a metre: report from Australian climate study
Posted on 05/23/2011 7:32:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
SYDNEY (AFP) Sea levels are set to rise by up to a metre within a century due to global warming, a new Australian report said Monday as it warned this could make "once-a-century" coastal flooding much more common.
The government's first Climate Commission report said the evidence that the Earth's surface was warming rapidly was beyond doubt.
Drawn from the most up-to-date climate science from around the world, the report said greenhouse gas emissions created by human industry was the likely culprit behind rising temperatures, warming oceans, and rising sea levels.
Its author Will Steffen said while the report had been reviewed by climate scientists from Australian science body the CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and academics, some judgments, including on sea levels, were his own.
"I expect the magnitude of global average sea-level rise in 2100 compared to 1990 to be in the range of 0.5 to 1.0 metre," Steffen said in his preface to "The Critical Decade".
He said while this assessment was higher than that of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change in 2007, which was under 0.8m, it was not inconsistent with the UN body which had said higher values were possible.
"We're five years down the track now, we know more about how those big ice sheets are behaving," Steffen told reporters.
"In part we have some very good information about the Greenland icesheet. We know it's losing mass and we know it's losing mass at an increasing rate.
"So that's telling us that we need to extend that upper range a bit towards a metre. Now there are commentators who say it should be even higher than that."
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since most libs live on the coasts, asta la vista !
the biggest global warming comes from nut jobs releasing nuclear bombs- I wish the left cared about the real threats more than the perceived one
You spell like a rocket engineer.
20 years ago, I couldna spell diplomengineer.
then I are one.
Huh. Funny things happen.
After having every contemporary prediction fail, they're wising up again and only making predictions for when they're safely retired or dead and forgotten.
The trouble for them is that the people have wised up too and they'll no longer believe scientists wearing sandwich boards proclaiming "The End is Near, We Must Raise Taxes!"
Even the head global warming fraudster, the University of East Anglia's Dr. Phil Green has admitted that there has been no statistically significant warming since 1995.
It’s gonna take a whole lot of global raining to raise the seas a meter. Everybody will be building arks in their backyards.
LOL! I'm going to use that one myself!
Or not. Nobody really knows for sure.
Send us money and we’ll save 12 inches. :)
And then we'll have another group of scientists crying about the deforestation to build the arks... And the need for massive new taxes.
So, if he can predict that then he should be able to tell us just how much the sea will rise each year. Why doesn’t he do that and establish a water depth gauge at a set location and give us the reading year by year and she how correct he is, or does he expect that at the end of 100 years the sea will suddenly rise one meter?
Ten years ago they (the U.N.?) claimed that in 10 years there would be how many refugees due to flooding caused by “global warming”?
Fortunately for Will, he won’t be around in 100 years for people to point out he was wrong. I guess that’s the advantage of making 100 year predictions.
But he pretends to.
Back in the early ‘90s, I bought some music CDs that had some AGW propaganda embedded in the liner notes. They stated things like “we have only 10 years to save the Earth, and it’s easy!”
Well that was nearly 20 years ago.
Clearly, we’re still here... so obviously, succeeded in saving the Earth!
NICE JOB EVERYBODY!
Thanks Tom, ministering to my post-op wife so my brain is fried. She will be fine.
I’m waiting for a commission to report that Ireland’s volcano is contributing to global warming and must be stopped or sanctions should be placed upon them.