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How much will the Earth's seas rise ?
May 10, 2012 | 41 comments
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Scientists admit that they are still unable to predict where in the world sea levels will rise the most.
While most experts would agree that the melting ice caps will result in a rise in sea levels, pinpointing where in the world this will cause a problem for coastal populations remains a puzzle. Unlike a bathtub, the sea level is not uniform all around the world with expectations of higher levels in some places and lower levels in others.
"We know sea level is going to rise, but how much, and how fast, and where, we really still don't know," said Josh Willis, a climate scientist for NASA.
With a significant portion of the world's population living within close proximity to the oceans, often in large cities, rising sea levels bring the potential for devastating consequences.
Source: Yahoo! News
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