Friday, March 24, 2006

Sea levels to rise due to global warming

Glaciers and ice sheets on opposite ends of the Earth are melting faster than previously thought and could cause sea levels around the world to rise as much as 13 to 20 feet by the end of the century, scientists are reporting today...

Guardian Unlimited: Scientists forecast metre rise in sea levels
Scientists forecast metre rise in sea levels this century
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Melting ice could raise levels -
This is the main story of today's San Francisco Chronicle-front page
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see also: Life's diversity 'being depleted'
by Tim Hirsch BBC News Environment Correspondent -
Virtually all indicators of the likely future for the diversity of life on Earth are heading in the wrong direction, a major new report says.
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