Sea level rising 60% faster than expected

Global warming predictions have proved accurate but sea level rise has been underestimated, scientists say. More UK homes may face rising risk of coastal flooding

The world’s oceans are rising 60% faster than the best estimate of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) according to new research.

But the same study shows that IPCC global temperature predictions have continued to be accurate. The work, published in Environmental Research Letters was carried out by scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany with colleagues in France and the US.

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