New Tool for Planners re Sea Level Rise

New tool for coastal planners preparing for sea level rise

Scientists have developed a new model to help coastal planners assess the risks of sea level rise. Put to use on a global scale, it estimates that the oceans will rise at least twenty-eight centimeters on average by the end of this century — and as much as 131 cm if greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow unchecked.

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One Response to New Tool for Planners re Sea Level Rise

  1. For once, a reasonable (though slightly biased high) extrapolation – 11 inches in 84 years. I am a little dubious about the usefulness of the tool, however. Doesn’t seem like it takes local conditions into account, e.g., subsidence. And for many coastal communities subsidence is much more important than sea level rise.

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