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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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Abstract

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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