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Global rise in sea level: a South African perspective

J. R. E. Lutjeharms, D. H. Swart
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 8, No 3 | a881 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v8i3.881 | © 1989 J. R. E. Lutjeharms, D. H. Swart | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 March 1989 | Published: 14 March 1989

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J. R. E. Lutjeharms,, South Africa
D. H. Swart,, South Africa

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There is general scientific consensus that the increase in anthropogenic trace gases in the atmosphere is leading to an increase in global temperatures. This global perturbation of climate is causing a rise in mean sea-level. Such a rise has important implications for sensitive coastal areas. Research on the possible consequences for the South African coast-line is urgently required.


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