Comparing Sea Level Rise projections

Introduction

Your planning efforts for estimating sea level rise impacts appropriately should be derived from reputable sources of information. The graphs below provide a comparative look at some of the most commonly cited reports so you can evaluate the landscape of best projections and make more intelligent choices about which scenarios to look at more closely.

What projections are likely to occur in a given year?

Move the slider control below the graph left and right to see how different climate experts projections of sea level rise compare to one another. Hold your mouse over each bar for details.

cm of Sea Level Rise
Year 2000
2100

When is a projection likely to occur?

Move the slider control below the graph left and right to see how different climate experts projections of when sea level rise will occur compare to one another. Hold your mouse over each bar for details.

2000
2010
2020
2030
2040
2050
2060
2070
2080
2090
2100
beyond 2100
Projected Year
0
200 cm

Citations

Additional Citations based on NRC and COCAT 2013 Guidance