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Projected Sea-Level Rise by 2100

Projected Sea-Level Rise by 2100

Estimates of sea-level rise by the end of the century for three emissions scenarios.1 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 projections (range shown as bars) exclude changes in ice sheet flow.2 Light blue circles represent more recent, central estimates derived using the observed relationship of sea-level rise to temperature.3 Areas where coastal land is sinking, for example by as much as 1.5 feet in this century along portions of the Gulf Coast, would experience that much additional sea-level rise relative to the land.4  Image References: Meehl et al.2, Rahmstorf3



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