· Increase blamed on fossil fuel use since 19th century
· Cut in greenhouse gases futile, researchers say
Ian Sample, science correspondent
Friday November 25, 2005
The oceans will rise nearly half a metre by the end of the century, forcing coastlines back by hundreds of metres, the researchers claim.
You heard it folks. We may only have a hundred years to build sea walls a half meter high in some places. Is our advanced technological civilization up to the task? Only time will tell, and I doubt I have enough of it.