Monday, January 23, 2006

Global warming science: Don't buy that beachfront property: shoreline will move inland 300 meters by 2100

An empirical study of sea level data from tide gauges and satellites ( Church J. A. & White N. J,  Geophys. Res. Lett., 33. L01602  (2006)) confirms model predictions of a 31 centimeter increase in sea level by 2100, which would move the coastline in 300 meters on average.  Based sea level data since 1870, sea level has risen by an average of 1.7 millimetres each year, but the rate of rise has increased by an average of 0.01 millimetres per year.  Nature report

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