Study Says Not to Worry About Global Warming

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Conclusions from a research study about global warming released in the journal Nature claim that based upon brand new research designs, the rise in sea levels will most likely be around 10 centimeters (3.94 inches) by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions remain the way they currently are.

The research study utilized real-world physics in addition to satellite monitors to track the changes for which the scientists are searching. What made the study different is that the scientists contrasted their simulations with existing day conditions and also used the results to predict future outcomes.

Some specialists compliment the global warming study for being the very first to base their forecasts on existing day conditions. While the forecasted rise in sea level will likely not be as devastating as previously thought, scientists warn that this is not a reason for people to disregard climate change and global warming in its entirety. While scientists are wary about the rising sea levels, a rise of nearly a meter will not likely occur in just 200 years. It will take many more years before a rise of a whole meter will take place.

The technique the scientists used additionally made the research conclusion substantially different from other predictions, which have indicated that by 2100, the rise in sea levels could be approximately half of or even a complete meter high. In terms of global warming, a sea level increase of 30 centimeters (11.81 inches) or even more has just a 20 percent likelihood of taking place.

Tamsin Edwards, one of the lead researchers and professor at UK college said, “The bed of Antarctica is so important for what the ice sheet is doing, and there are parts of it that are just too bumpy and rough or are not sloping in a way that will allow for anything to happen too quickly.” The researchers concur that thawing ice caps in Antarctica have the possibility to substantially affect the world, yet, based on their research, not to the horrible extent others believe.

“People have done multiple simulations before, but what they haven’t then done is see how well they compare with the present day, and put that into re-weighting the predictions,” Edwards clarified. It looks like more research will need to be done to confirm this study’s conclusions.

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