Global warming is increasing at an alarming rate. Earlier we reported that temperature was gradually increasing at Central West Antarctica. We also reported that due to tremendous increase of global warming, glacial ice that formed over 1,600 years has melted in 25 years. Considering the facts, a new study says that sea levels will rise 2 feet within the next 70 years and 8 feet by 2200.
Due to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and other factors that cause temperatures to rise, it’s been found that temperature is increasing at north-pole and south-pole. As a result, ice is gradually melting and dripping. If such scenario goes on, then the day is not too far when all the ice at Greenland and Antarctica will be melted and our world will be in catastrophe.
At present, researchers have found that the current rate of sea-level rise is roughly twice as any other period between ice ages. And therefore Eelco Rohling, a climate scientist at the Australian National University in Canberra, “We have awoken a ‘sleeping giant‘” and that sea levels won’t stop rising until they are between 25 to 30 feet higher than now.
Researchers have discovered that at present, temperature is increasing up to 10 times faster than any other period before the industrial revolution. Regarding the facts, researchers have finally mentioned that they expect sea levels will rise minimum 2 feet within the next 70 years and 8 feet by 2200. Researchers have revealed their findings in the journal, Nature.
Source: Daily Mail