The sea level rises 2.5 times as fast as in the 20th century

Sea ice, AntarcticaSea ice, Antarctica. Photo: Pixabay.com

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Since 2005, sea levels have risen 2.5 times as fast as in the 1900s, primarily due to melting ice, according to the United Nations Ocean and Ice Report.

The ice melt will quadruple further by 2100 if CO2 emissions continue as today, the UN Climate Panel warns.

If the world manages to limit global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, it could stabilise the increase, so that the sea in 200 years has risen a maximum of one metre above today’s sea level, according to the special report on the sea and the ice-covered parts of the globe, which was published on Wednesday.

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