Major Sea Level Rise Prediction: 1.4 meter Antarctic Ice Melt by 2100

This report from the BBC at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8387137.stm

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Major sea level rise likely as Antarctic ice melts
By Richard Black
Environment correspondent, BBC News website

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The Southern Ocean is the world’s most important feeding ground for whales

Sea levels are likely to rise by about 1.4m (4ft 6in) globally by 2100 as polar ice melts, according to a major review of climate change in Antarctica.

Conducted by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), it says that warming seas are accelerating melting in the west of the continent.

Ozone loss has cooled the region, it says, shielding it from global warming.

Rising temperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula are making life suitable for invasive species on land and sea.

The report – Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment – was written using contributions from 100 leading scientists in various disciplines, and reviewed by a further 200.

see the entire article at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8387137.stm

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 50 years. Former President (1995 to 2016) of Island Resources Foundation.
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