New data are in and the results aren’t encouraging. The seas continue to rise, and are doing so at the top of the projected rate.
“What’s striking is its (the study’s) consistency with future projections of sea level in the IPCC,” Watson said. “Those estimates state that there could be up to 98 centimeters (39 inches) of sea level rise by 2100. We’re certainly tracking on that upper bound of the IPCC projection and that projection to 2100 has significant impacts.”
Scientists tend to be conservative in their estimates and analyses. If the truth is non-conservative, then the threat is sooner and more certain.