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Seas may rise by 1.5m by 2100 experts

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Seas may rise by 1.5m by 2100: experts November 12, 2009 NZPA Sea levels may rise an average of as much as 1.5m by 2100, the latest figures show. The range indicated by several new studies is between 50cm and 150cm, said Dr Tim Naish, director of the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. A glaciologist who was chief scientist on a major Antarctic drill-core project, Naish said the latest "range of plausible sea level rise" was based on observations to calculate how much water would come from polar ice sheets. Advertisement: Story continues below The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in its 4th Assessment Report in 2007 that the best estimate for sea level rise then was 18cm to 59cm by 2100 - but it did not take into account any "future rapid dynamical changes in ice flow" because more research was needed. Naish was speaking at a briefing for media in advance of the climate change talks in Copenhagen later this month.
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