New Flood Alert as Warming Increases Sea-Level Threat

CROP-MaeslantkeringEurope could face a higher marine invasion than anybody anticipated. As polar ice melts, tides could be as much as 1.5 metres higher around the coasts of Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands and England, according to a new study. This is considerably higher than the average sea level rise—driven by global warming as a consequence of burning fossil fuels—projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change under a “business as usual” scenario and a global average temperature rise of 4°C. But there is no contradiction. The discrepancy arises because the seas have never been level, and the land keeps moving too. Read Article

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