The ongoing rise in greenhouse gas emissions may trigger a rapid, irreversible collapse in an Antarctic ice sheet the size of Mexico, with potentially catastrophic consequences, a study published last week in the journal Nature found.
The annual State of the Climate report produced by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed that warming of the oceans due to climate change is now unstoppable after record temperatures last year.
Many scientists have already warned of rising sea levels due to global warming triggered by mankind's greenhouse gas emissions. Now the problem has become even worse. A leading climate scientist recently warned that sea levels are rising at a more rapid rate than previously expected.
A breathtaking new study on climate change casts raises a high alert about the near-term stability of global sea levels. This new scientific paper comes to feed a growing concern on potential devastating consequences of climate change.
Sea levels could rise by at least six metres (20 feet) in the long term, swamping coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, even if governments achieve their goals for curbing global warming, according to a study published on Thursday.