The sea will rise up to 15 centimeters on the coasts of the Region in less than ten years

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The sea level can rise on the coast of the Region of Murcia up to 15 centimeters in a period of less than ten years as a result of the increase in temperatures derived from climate change, according to the report prepared by the Institute of Environmental Hydraulics of the University of Cantabria and that was presented yesterday by the acting minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera. By the end of the century, the average rise in sea level on the coasts of the Region would reach 55 centimeters, while in Galicia and the Canary Islands it would range between 80 centimeters and one meter.

The most important effects of climate change will be related to the increase in sea temperatures, which will be high in the Region of Murcia, above the national average: with increases of 0.97 degrees within ten years and 2 , 93 degrees at the end of the century, applying the most adverse emissions scenario. The variation of the temperatures, and the consequences that will entail, is the most outstanding factor in the case of the Region.

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