September 24, 2019

Grothe Quoted in Article on New Sea Levels Study

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Pamela Grothe

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Pamela Grothe

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Pamela Grothe was quoted in an article in Meaww.com on a new study that predicts that global sea levels will rise by more than 2 meters – or 6.6 feet – by the end of the 21st century if emissions continue unchecked. Experts have said this will be catastrophic and that major cities such as New York City and Shanghai would be submerged, displacing approximately 187 million people. The study showed that sea levels will rise much faster than earlier estimates because of the rapid rate that ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting. Grothe said, “This new estimate is astonishing, which is about twice as high as what we previously thought. It would displace millions of more people living in low-lying coastal regions.” Read more.