Rise in sea level can’t be stopped, scientists say

Times Live 2 July 2012.

Rising sea levels cannot be stopped over the next several hundred years, even if deep emissions cuts lower global average temperatures, but they can be slowed down, climate scientists said in a new study…

If the weakest emissions cuts were made, temperatures could rise to 3.91 degrees Celsius in 2100 and the sea level rise could increase to 32.3cm, increasing to 139.4cm by 2300…

(Editorial note: These figures exclude large-scale melting of ice on land, if that melts then the sea level rise could be much higher, metres rather than centimetres)