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Sea Levels Around Ireland Rise by 3cm Per Decade

8th November 2016
Rising Sea Levels: A pilot cutter in rough seas off the Irish coast which have risen 7cms alone since early 1990's. The next 5-15 years are critical to act if we are to stop 'permanent' damage to the planet Rising Sea Levels: A pilot cutter in rough seas off the Irish coast which have risen 7cms alone since early 1990's. The next 5-15 years are critical to act if we are to stop 'permanent' damage to the planet Photo: Safehaven Marine

#RisingSeaLevels - Rising sea levels around Ireland due to climate change are almost 7cm since the early 1990s.

The Irish Examiner writes that this is due to the rising temperature of the planet, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and the melting of glaciers.

And the next five to 15 years is a crucial time period within which to act if we want to halt any permanent changes to the planet.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), climate change is most obvious in our changing sea levels.

The newspaper also writes that the number of high quality rivers has halved.

“Observed climate change impacts are most evident in the global temperature record, sea-level rise, loss of glaciers and ice sheets and changes in the nature and intensification of precipitation events,” the EPA report states.

“Since 1993, average sea level has risen around Ireland by just over 3cm per decade,” the report reads.

For further coverage the newspaper has more here 

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