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Summary

 

Sunken ruins, palaeontological remains, tide gauges, coral ‘back-stepping’, and the distribution of mammals on isolated islands, all appear to support a gradual and consistent rise in sea level and this may be of the order of 0.0018 metres per year. Research is needed on methanogens to determine the quantity of water they are capable of producing within their life time. This will enable us to attain an estimate of their total biomass. If 650 trillion litres of water are indeed being added to the surface of the planet each year, then serious problems associated with the inundation of low lying land areas are forthcoming. In one thousand years time the sea level will be nearly two metres higher - higher than many parts of northern Europe and countries around the Mediterranean.

 

 

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Dr Jon Henderson, Nottingham University Project, BBC Programme digitally recreating Pavlopetri.

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