THE global sea level is rising faster than predicted, scientists warned yesterday.
Instead of a rise of between 18 and 59 centimetres by 2100, as forecast in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, seas could rise up to a metre or more.
The warning came from international experts attending a three-day conference in Copenhagen on climate research, called to underpin the world's response to climate change.
Speaking from the meeting, CSIRO scientist John Church, a Hobart-based oceans and climate change expert, told The Australian: "It's important to clearly understand sea level rise when deciding on our response to climate change." Read on