If we act quickly can we stop sea level rise?

Article by Hazell Ransome.

Even if global warming is limited to 1.5C, and no tipping points are crossed, sea level rise will continue [1,2,3]. In fact, even if the amount of greenhouse gas in our atmosphere stayed constant from now on, sea levels would continue to rise for hundreds, even thousands, of years [3].

This is due to delayed warming – sea water needs much more energy and time to warm up than land or the atmosphere [3] -take a look at the infographic we posted!

This long-term sea level rise will have significant negative impacts [4] for coastal communities and habitats [5].


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