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According to a new study, global mean sea levels could rise half a meter by 2050, two meters by 2100 and five meters by 2150 if emissions of gas that causes global warming will continue to increase over the course of a century, causing the polar ice caps to melt.
This is much higher than UN experts predicted today, said Pam Pearson, founder and director of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) , at a public meeting of the Climate Preparedness Office of the Ministry of the Environment in Tel Aviv.
Last year, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that by 2100, global mean sea levels would likely , will rise to half a meter or a meter higher over two centuries, depending on different emission scenarios.
But now the ICCI has added a new forecast, the results of studies conducted since last year, in which scientists have been able to integrate known sea levels from history Lands with observations of glacier melt over the past decades and future forecasts under various emission and temperature rise scenarios.
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