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November 19, 2012
Melting Glaciers Raise Sea Level
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Nov 18, 2012
Anthropogenic climate change leads to melting glaciers and rising sea level. Between 1902 and 2009, melting glaciers contributed 11 cm to sea level rise. They were therefore the most important cause of sea level rise. This is the result of a new assessment by scientists of the University of Innsbruck. They numerically modeled the changes of each of the world's 300 000 glaciers. Until 2100, glaciers could lead to an additional 22 cm of sea level rise. Since 1900 the global sea level has risen by ap ... read more
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