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Scientists Outline Long-term Sea-level Rise in Response to Warming of Planet

July 15, 2013

earth and environment graphic A new study estimates that global sea levels will rise about 2.3 meters, or more than 7 feet, over the next several thousand years for every degree (Celsius) the planet warms. This is one of the first analyses to combine four major contributors to potential sea-level rise into a collective estimate, and compare it with evidence of past sea-level responses to global temperature changes. Full Story

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