The end of the century large coastal cities around the world are likely to be flooded.
A group of American researchers found that by the end of the century large coastal cities around the world are likely to be flooded due to sea level rise more than two feet. Article scientists published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Experts analyzed satellite data obtained over 25 years to build a climate model that predicts effects of rising sea levels. It turned out that since 1993, the rise of the ocean water accelerates in additional 0,084 mm per year. Given that average growth over this period at 2.9 millimeters per year in the period from 2005 to 2100 the oceans will rise by 65 centimeters.
Climate models predict that the sea level rise will be constant, predicting a growth of 30 centimeters over the same period. In the new study, the researchers assessed the extension of the volume of the ocean due to the heating, the amount of melting ice and the effect of volcanoes.
The cause of the floods that hit the coasts of South Florida, Bangladesh, Shanghai and parts of Washington experts call catastrophic melting of glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica due to global warming.