World sea levels to rise 1.5 metres by 2100

Sea levels are rising faster than previously predicted, scientists said on Tuesday, threatening to displace tens of millions of people in Asia and Africa by the end of the century.

Melting glaciers, disappearing ice sheets and warming water could lift
sea levels by betwen 0.8 and 1.5 metres by 2100, Reuters reported new
research as saying: a forecast three times higher than that predicted
by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last year.
"The IPCC numbers are underestimates," said Simon Holgate of the
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory.

"If (the sea level) rises by one metre, 72 million Chinese people will
be displaced, and 10% of the Vietnamese population," Svetlana
Jevrejeva, also of Britain’s Proudman Laboratory, was quoted as

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