Monday, October 27, 2008

Sea level will rise one metre this century?

In 2001. Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change estimated that by the year 2100, global warming will cause increase of sea levels rise of 9 to 88 cm, but many scientists including two German scientists believe how majority of these estimations are understated and how sea levels worldwide will rise about one metre this century.

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, head of the Potsdam Institute for Research on Global Warming Effects, and Jochem Marotzke, a German leading meteorologist said that different scenario is "just barely possible" since world governments will be very likely unable to limit the rise in average global temperatures and this of course will rise sea level worldwide.

Sea level will rise about one meter this century?

Kyoto Protocol and other similar agreements that should curb greenhouse gases emissions have been so far without any significant impact leaving little room for hope in success against global warming. Results of this new study are based on studies of melting Himalaya glaciers and shrinking of the Greenland ice cap.

Such high sea level rise will cause devastating problems in many countries within a metre or so of sea level, like for instance in Holland. And while rich countries like Holland will probably have enough funds to at least plan some sort of defense against this, extremely poor countries like Bangladesh will be helpless once worst happens. Countries like Bangladesh will rely entirely on rich countries that started this terrible ecological problem. Hopefully their efforts when this happens won't be the same as their current efforts to stop global warming. Or the poorer will suffer the most. Once again.

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