We all know how changes in climate pattern are contributing to the unexpected and continual rise in sea level, across the globe. Organizations and governments throughout the world are giving their best effort to cap the global warming and Paris Protocol is one of them. However, a recently published study has come up with a surprising outlook which states, even if the government will be successful to put a ceiling on global warming, but it couldn’t restrain the rising level of the sea. The sea level, in the near future, will go up more than the expected rate, warned the researchers on Thursday.
According to the scientists, over the coming centuries, the sea levels will go up by a higher-than-expected six meters (20 feet), even if the governments lid the global warming and climate change. The study, based on evidence from a prehistoric warm period confirmed that, no matter how much effort you gave to cap sea level, but it will go further than the expected level, in coming centuries.
According to the research paper, published in the journal Science, on Thursday, the current temperatures of the ocean are about the identical as they were used to be before more than 100,000 years, an epoch when sea altitudes were 20 to 30 feet higher. It means, with the same temperatures, the oceans are now vulnerable to the hike in water level. The findings also highlighted how human activities have played notable contribution to the global warming alongside some other accentuate apprehensions about the future impact of climate change on the rising sea levels and the mounting sea level on humanity and earth.
As mentioned in the study, more than millions and billions of years ago, the Earth has had suffered through the similar periods of freezing, when liquid water of the ocean freeze, causing ice shelf and glaciers to grow up and sea levels to go down. And also a warming period, when the ice glaciers started melting causing the sea levels goes up. The researchers, while experimenting inside the layers of prehistoric rock and frost, have come across this fact and about the conditions, the earth used to face previously.
As per the report, the last interglacial era took place around 129,000 to 116,000 years ago, and the sea level, at that time, went up to 20 to 30 feet higher. And now the scientists expect the same era to make a dynamic come back, and make the sea level go higher than the estimated 6 meter.
The study was led by Jeremy Hoffman, a paleoclimatologist at the Science Museum of Virginia and was published in journal Science on Thursday.