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Hi all,
Came across an interesting read this morning:
Relative to our discussion of Future Cities: here is a recent article discussing research done in the Antarctic and Univ. of New South Wales, predicting sea level rise.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151018213808.htm

Some key text:

Previous estimate of sea level change:
The 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report predicted that the Antarctic ice sheet would contribute only five centimetres to global sea-level rise by the end of this century even for its warmest emissions scenario.

Short term (next 50 to 100 years):

“….we are already committed to 25 centimetres by 2050, and at least 50 centimetres of sea-level rise by 2100.”

Long term (beyond the next 100 years):
“Missing the 2°C target will result in an Antarctic contribution to sea-level rise that could be up to 10 metres higher than today,” Dr Golledge said.”

(…..back to our discussion: a city on piers?)
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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 21, 2015 at 11:32 am

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