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When will sea level rise by one centimeter or more within a single year?

FULL QUESTION:
When will sea level rise by one centimeter or more within a single year?

ANSWER OPTIONS:
Before 2015
2015-2020
2021-2025
After 2025

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      • moderatorAdminmoderator (Admin, visionprize) commented  · 

        Posted March 25, 2014 by Anonymous Expert Participant:

        For increasing rate of sea level rise I would expand the time window to e.g. 2050

      • Alastair McDonaldAlastair McDonald commented  · 

        I would preface the question with the sentence "Sea level is currently rising by 3 mm per year." (Hat tip to The Iceman_Cometh)

        I would change the Answer Options to
        Before 2020
        2020 - 2049
        2050 - 2100
        After 2100

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I believe it best to address the issue of rising seal level in grosser terms, i.e., by estimating a rise of tens of centimeter by some target future date, e.g., bythe end of the century. I doubt that most people think in terms of a centimeter in one year.

      • The_Iceman_ComethThe_Iceman_Cometh commented  · 

        Because sea level rise locally is determined by isostatic rise, it would be better posed as " When will the global sea level rise as determined by satellite measurements rise by 5mm in a single year." - They are currently rising around 3mm and the rate of acceleration is dubious, so even 5mm is challenging.

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