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Coastal Cities May Soon Be Uninhabitable As Glaciers Are Melting 10x Faster Than Thought…

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Within the next 50 years, sea levels could rise as much as 10 feet, making coastal cities uninhabitable.

A recent study conducted by a team of top scientists may be what finally sparks global commitment to sustainable alternatives, as it casts extreme doubt about the near-term stability of global sea levels.

Written by NASA’s former lead climate scientists, James Hansen, and 16 co-authors (most whom are recognized as the top in their fields) the study concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previously estimated, resulting in a sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years.

The lead scientist acknowledges that his study implies change far beyond previous consensus estimates but feels confident in the accuracy of what was found. He said he hoped the new results would be “substantially more persuasive than anything previously published.”

To determine their findings, the scientists used a mixture of paleoclimate records, computer models, and observations of current rates of sea level rise. However, the “real world is moving somewhat faster than the model,” reports Hansen.



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