Friday, September 27, 2013

IPCC UN report: sea level rises more than expected - FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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Sea levels are rising faster than previously thought. Before that, the IPCC warns in the first part of his new report, whose main theses were presented on Friday in Stockholm. Even with the greatest precautions levels increased accordingly by the year 2100 probably by 26 centimeters, even in the worst case by 82 centimeters. In its Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC in 2007 had predicted an increase of 18-59 centimeters. A higher sea islands and shallow coastal areas could be permanently flooded.

The temperature of the Earth by the year 2100 could rise by 1.5 to 4 degrees Celsius at different scenarios, according to the report. In addition, climate researchers consider it very likely that the man is the main cause of the warming since the mid-20th Century. They gave it to a probability of 95 percent. Previously it was assumed that the probability is 90 percent. Heatwave träten future very likely more, and lasted longer on, it says in the summary.

States threatening, according to the findings of the IPCC also to achieve its goal of limiting global warming to two degrees significantly. If the temperature increases by more than two degrees above pre-industrial era scientists fear uncontrollable environmental consequences. So it would be about more droughts and storms. During the discussions on a new global climate agreement that is to be completed by 2015, the international community had, in principle, agreed on the two-degree target.

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UN climate report: sea level rises more than expected


UN report: sea level rises more than expected


The IPCC warns in his latest report to a sea level rise of 26-82 centimeters by the year 2100. The goal of limiting the temperature rise to two degrees could be missed.

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