sea level rise

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Professor John Church wants everyone to speak up about one of the biggest issues facing the world.

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UNSW's Professor John Church, the world's pre-eminent expert in sea level rise, is the first Australian awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change.

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With global sea levels set to rise by up to a metre by 2100, there is much to be learnt from past changes to the coastline and how humans responded to dramatic increases in sea level.

ice shelf

A jump in global average temperatures of 1.5°C–2°C will see the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves and lead to hundreds and even thousands of years of sea level rise, according to new research published in Nature.