Sea levels could rise more by end of the century without urgent action to tackle climate change, report says. Study looks at how the extent of ice melting may have been underestimated. The sea level could rise even more by the end of the century than previously feared without urgent action to tackle climate change, a report warns. At the moment, the sea level is forecast to increase by between 61 centimetres and 1.1 metres by 2100 if “emissions continue unabated”. But the prospect of a bigger rise is “more likely than not” because it seems that each temperature increase melts more ice than previously estimated, according to the study, published in the journal ONE EARTH. The extra rise in the sea level could potentially wreak havoc on millions more people around the world than are already at risk, according to the study, researchers warn. John Englander, President of the Rising Seas Institute, said: “Sea-level rise will be one of the most challenging issues faced by society in the coming decades. We need to recognise that we cannot stand by and wait for clarity about actual sea-level rise to begin planning for it.
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