Even if we hit climate targets, scientists say sea levels will keep rising

CNET | 11/5/2019 | Staff
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Even if countries around the world stick to the carbon emission pledges of the current Paris Agreement, sea levels will continue to rise. Emissions generated between 2016 and 2030, when the agreement expires, will account for 20%, or about 20 centimeters, of the total 1 meter sea level rise expected by 2300, according to a new study from Oregon State University.

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The study, published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was led by researchers at Climate Analytics and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. It's the first study that attempts to quantify how much sea levels would rise from the carbon emissions pledged under the Paris agreement, the researchers said.

The Paris Agreement is a United Nations effort to bring countries together to combat climate change. Its goal is to limit global temperature increase to below 2 degrees...
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