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Climate expert says sea levels could rise 4 meters this century

Professor Will Steffen, head of the climate change unit at the Australian National University and science adviser to the Federal Government in Australia, says that sea levels around the world could rise by 4 meters this century. He also claims that the scientific community underestimates how fast our climate is changing.

“The evidence over the past 12 to 18 months suggests that we have underestimated how fast this aspect of the earth’s system can change,” he said.

“We see things happening much faster than we thought.”

Professor Steffen raised this concern at the Coast to Coast Collaboration Conference in Darwin where he said “a four-metre rise could have devastating effects.”

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Professor Will Steffen, head of the climate change unit at the Australian National University and science adviser to the Federal Government in Australia, says that sea levels around the world could rise by 4 meters this century.

The only issue I have with "fear announcements" like this is that every one has different figures and uses words like "could", "may" etc. Now they are saying that this winter may be a really cold one - global warming seems to have faded here. A real issue is that too many people seem to be wasting time defending global warming and not enough time doing real research. If we do have a real cold winter, the ice packs will increase not decrease and the sea level will not go up.

When people try to forecast the weather 100 years out and they can not get the weather forecast correct for a week, credibility suffers.... :thoughtful: The recent storm in Florida, they have not been able to get the forecast correct two days in a row. How much faith should I put in one a 100 years from now? :whistle:

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When people try to forecast the weather 100 years out and they can not get the weather forecast correct for a week, credibility suffers.... :thoughtful: The recent storm in Florida, they have not been able to get the forecast correct two days in a row. How much faith should I put in one a 100 years from now? :whistle:

It's a bit harder to forecast the weather for tomorrow than the weather patterns 50-100 years from now.

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