New estimates for the rise in sea levels due to ice sheet mass loss under climate change
An international consortium of researchers under the aegis of CMIP6 has calculated new estimates for the melting of Earth's ice sheets due to greenhouse gas emissions and the following impacts on sea levels, which show that the ice sheets could together contribute more than 40 cm by the end of 2100.
One of the many effects of global warming is the increase of sea levels due to the melting and retreat of the ice sheets in the Arctic and the Antarctic. As the sea levels rise, large areas of densely populated coastal land will become uninhabitable. It is vital that we understand the impact climate change interventions could have on the rate of melting and, consequently, changes in sea levels.
The Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for CMIP6 (ISMIP6), consisting of more than 60 scientists from 36 institutions across the world---including Dr. Christopher Chambers and Prof. Ralf Greve from the Institute of Low Temperature Science at Hokkaido University, has used the latest generation of models to estimate the impacts of global warming on ice sheets.
Increasingly serious climate change and environmental problems threaten the survival and development of mankind, and carbon labeling, a new marketing model, has attracted the attention of many countries.
Although the carbon labeling system can promote the upgrading and transformation of Chinese enterprises to a certain extent, the implementation of this system is also prone to create de facto invisible trade barriers, which will have different degrees of negative impacts on the trade exports of Chinese products.
A paper published in the journal of Financial Forum thinks that when the carbon label becomes the requirements forgoods to enter the international market, there is no carbon label to identify the goods whether they can go out of thecountry or not; even if some goods have the carbon label, they have lost their competitivenessinthe international market because of their high carbon emissions and carbon tariffs, so the future of international trade competition to a certain extent iscarbon competition. China should establish a carbon labelling system as soon as possible.
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