Today, the Institute of Physics publishes the results of a new study on climate change and sea level. The study suggests that, because of global warming caused by human industrial activity, sea levels on earth are likely to rise for thousands of years into the future.
Even if the nations of the earth cooperate to follow the emissions standards recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, sea levels will eventually rise 6.8 meters, the study finds. In this scenario, “the Greenland ice sheet will completely melt away”.
The study’s conclusion: “Anthropogenic carbon dioxide is causing global warming and this will lead to irreversible sea-level rise on human timescales even when emissions were to reduce drastically to reach greenhouse gas stabilization in the atmosphere.”