Sea-level rise of more than 1 metre by 2100 if emission targets not met - Maynooth University collaborates on major international study

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 09:45

Maynooth University Lecturer and Hamilton Institute affiliate Dr Niamh Cahill is part of an international collaboration that has produced expert forecasts of future sea level rise. The study, led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists found that the global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1 meter by 2100 and 5 meters by 2300 if global targets on emissions are not achieved.

The study used projections by more than 100 international experts for the global mean sea-level changes under two climate scenarios—low and high emissions. By surveying a wide range of leaders in the field, the study offers broader assurance about its projections for the ranges of future sea-level rise.

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