Previous Estimates of Global Sea-Level Rise from 1900-1990 Overestimated

January 19, 2015 11:37 AM

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Previous Estimates of Global Sea-Level Rise from 1900-1990 Overestimated

According to a new study, earlier estimates of global sea-level rise from 1900-1990 had been over estimated by about 30%. But the report confirms earlier estimates of sea-level change since 1990. But it has also been suggested that the rate of sea-level change is rising more rapidly than earlier believed.

"Scientists now believe that most of the world's ice sheets and mountain glaciers are melting in response to rising temperatures. Melting ice sheets cause global mean sea level to rise. Understanding this contribution is critical in a warming world”, said lead researcher Carling Hay from Harvard's D...

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