Study forecasts 9m sea-level rise if temperatures meet 2C threshold

December 22, 2009

A new study predicts that global sea levels could rise by up to 9 metres in the coming centuries, even if the world manages to keep temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Previous studies underestimated sea level rise because they failed to account for accelerated ice sheet melting. The 2 degree figure is likely to be adopted as the threshold to be avoided during the U.N. climate negotiations in Copenhagen. Read the full story in The Guardian.