Worried about sea levels in 4014? IPCC scientists and researchers are.
Response to Climate Change has published a report about upcoming IPCC projections of long term sea level rise. The time periods we should get fuzzy with all the supposed data. Sea level rise could be 2.3 meters for every 1°C rise in global temperature. Sea level rise long term could be 1.3 meters for the temperature already locked in. Near term sea level rise could be 0.8 meters by the end of the century. Sea level rise could increase by 0.32 m for every decade of emissions at their current rate above the 1.3 meters already locked in. Sea level rise could be 4.8 meters long-term. All this sea level rise could seriously impact coastal and low-lying areas.
Really scarey, visualizing the flooding of the coastal areas, the Netherlands and other areas. The current sea level rise is about 8″/century or ~2 mm/year. The 4.8 m in maybe 2,000 years is about the current rate of rise. The guesstimate of 0.8 meters by the end of the century is 9.5 mm/year. So, what’s the expected rise and when? By scrambling all sorts of estimates and being vague about time periods the estimates cover, you can get really scarey stuff.
Climate stasis? Sea level stasis? Humans can’t adapt? Our models have the future nailed? Hardly even in science fiction.