Rising Sea Levels (POSTnote)

Erik MacKie, Jonathan Wentworth

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Abstract

Sea level rise increases the frequency and severity of coastal flooding and rates of coastal erosion. Sea level rise will continue far beyond the 21st century, even if global temperature increase is limited to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. This POSTnote sets out the causes and likely future levels of sea level rise and its implications. It updates POSTnote 363 on Sea Level Rise, published in September 2010.
Original languageEnglish
TypePOSTnote (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology)
Media of outputText
PublisherParliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Number of pages4
Volume555
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2017

Structured keywords

  • Cabot Institute
  • PolicyBristol

Keywords

  • Climate Change
  • Sea level
  • Antarctica
  • Arctic
  • Coastal flooding
  • Climate impacts

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