23 May '11, 2pm

Sea levels are set to rise by up to a meter within a century due to global warming, a new Australian report.

Sea levels are set to rise by up to a meter within a century due to global warming, a new Australian report.

SYDNEY, May 23, 2011 (AFP) - Sea levels are set to rise by up to a metre within a century due to global warming, a new Australian report said Monday as it warned this could make "once-a-century" coastal flooding much more common. The government's first Climate Commission report said the evidence that the Earth's surface was warming rapidly was beyond doubt. Drawn from the most up-to-date climate science from around the world, the report said greenhouse gas emissions created by human industry was the likely culprit behind rising temperatures, warming oceans, and rising sea levels. Its author Will Steffen said while the report had been reviewed by climate scientists from Australian science body the CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and academics, some judgments, including on sea levels, were his own. "I expect the magnitude of global average sea-level rise in 2100 compared to...

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