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Der Spiegel: Is the Sea Level Rise Doubling Its Speed?

Author: Franziska Badenschier
December 15, 2006


It may soon be time to bring out the rubber boots -- and coastal barriers. A new semi-empirical study by researcher Stefan Rahmstorf, a German oceanographer at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) predicts that global sea levels could rise anywhere from 50 to 140 centimeters this century.

Current projections of future global sea levels predict a rise of anywhere from nine to 88 centimeters, but Rahmstorf argues that these figures are unreliable.

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