American Journal of Geophysics, Geochemistry and Geosystems
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American Journal of Geophysics, Geochemistry and Geosystems, Vol.2, No.4, Aug. 2016, Pub. Date: Aug. 5, 2016
The Need to Make Sea-Level Numbers Straight
Pages: 31-42 Views: 1802 Downloads: 1014
Authors
[01] A. Parker, School of Engineering and Physical Science, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.
Abstract
The sea-level rise claims recently published in the Proceedings of The National Academy of Science of The United States of America (PNAS) have largely exceeded the most alarmist predictions of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report (AR) 5. These claims have been accompanied by the request of urgent measures to prevent and mitigate the threats that climate change is posing to the 20 million of Americans now living below sea-levels +9.9 meters. It is shown that the most likely sea-level rise scenario for 2,100 is the prosecution of the trend on average slow rising and acceleration free measured over the last decades, that is below the less alarmist prediction of the IPCC AR5, and it is totaling for the United States less than 20 centimeters by 2,100.
Keywords
Climate Change, Mitigation, Prevention, Sea-Levels, Ethics
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