By 2300 Changes of the Sea Level will be Noticeable


A new study published in Annual Review of Environment and Resources explains how the global sea-level could grow till 2300 with 50 feet. It is expected by the year 2150 to already boost the average level to 5.4 feet more than 0.2 feet in the present.

This is an alarming situation for some of the population, 11 percent that is bordering the water since a rise of more than 33 feet of the sea lever affect the economy and infrastructure.

Scientists used as an example for this case Atlantic City, New Jersey and Singapore. They are trying to find out methods that will support the seaside location in the future and remodel changes that were made in the past. A sure thing for a scientist is that the global average sea level will reach to have 6 to 10 inches more, between 2000 and 2050. A proper projection of the sea level for the year 2050 might answer to the research question.

Robert E. Kopp, a professor at Rutgers University, and director of the university’s Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences believes that even if all these information are assumptions and hypotheses, it should not pass through mind to ignore the risks.

“Carefully characterizing what’s known and what’s uncertain is crucial to managing the risks sea-level rise poses to coasts around the world” Robert E. Kopp states.

It is fair to say that in the 20th century most of the sea level was influenced by human activity, most important global warming.

The co-author Robert E. Kopp, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and director of Rutgers’ Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences made the study with the help from Benjamin P. Horton, a former professor at Rutgers,  Andra J. Garner co-author as well and other scientist  from Boston College and Nanyang Technological University.


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