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Sea Level Rise To Exceed Recent Projections By The IPCC

It's no surprise that yet another impact of climate change, sea level rise, is accelerating.

"Scientists at a climate change summit in Copenhagen said earlier UN estimates were too low and that sea levels could rise by a metre or more by 2100.

"The projections did not include the potential impact of polar melting and ice breaking off, they added.

"The implications for millions of people would be "severe", they warned. Ten per cent of the world's population - about 600 million people - live in low-lying areas.

"The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its 2007 Fourth Assessment Report, had said that the maximum rise in sea level would be in the region of 59cm.

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