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Arctic climate feedbacks: global implications

  • Source(s): World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
  • Publication date: 2009
  • ISBN/ISSN: 9782880853051
  • Author(s): Sommerkorn, Martin (ed.); Hassol, Susan Joy (ed.)
  • Number of pages: 97 p.

This WWF report addresses sea-level rise and the associated flooding of coastal regions that may affect more than a quarter of the world’s population.

This report is the first-of-its kind assessment incorporating the fate of the ice sheets of Greenland and West Antarctica into global sea level projections. It concludes that sea-levels will very likely rise by more than one meter by 2100 -- more than twice the amount given in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2007 assessment that had excluded the contribution of ice sheets from their projection.

Keywords

  • Themes:Climate Change, Environment
  • Hazards:Flood

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/10985

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