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Sea will rise despite Paris…

Sea will rise despite Paris… 22 February 2018

Global sea level to rise by up to 1.2 metres despite Paris agreement, say scientists
(via The Independent)

By Josh Gabbatiss

Global sea levels are set to rise dramatically, threatening the homes of some 100 million people, even if the strictest greenhouse gas emissions targets are met, according to a new study.

The research, compiled by climate scientists from a number of international institutions, analysed the long–term impacts of different emission levels and concluded oceans will rise by over one metre even if the world sticks to the Paris agreement. 

Overall, the researchers estimated a global rise of between 0.7 and 1.2 metres – adding that if emissions are not curbed as soon as possible it will be even greater.

More than 100 million people are currently thought to live within one metre of the high tide level.

The Paris agreement was signed by nearly 200 countries including the US under former president Barack Obama’s administration in December 2015. Donald Trump has since begun the process of withdrawing the US from the deal. 

Read more via The Independent…