According to Lianhe zaobao.com, a new forecast shows that by the end of this century, the global sea level may rise by 2 meters, causing tens of millions of people to be displaced. Global warming leads to sea level rise, so human beings are facing extremely serious environmental problems!
A group of professional glaciologists released the new prediction this week. They say the huge ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica contain enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 10 meters.
The fifth assessment report issued by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on climate change (IPCC) from 2013 to 2014 predicted that the sea level is likely to rise by 1 meter by 2100 if business as usual.
However, experts believe that this forecast is quite conservative because the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming are increasing every year.
Satellite images show that the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster, so they estimate that by 2100, sea levels may rise by two meters.