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Comment on "A Semi-Empirical Approach to Projecting Future Sea-Level Rise"

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Science  28 Sep 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5846, pp. 1866
DOI: 10.1126/science.1140942

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Rahmstorf (Reports, 19 January 2007, p. 368) presented an approach for predicting sea-level rise based on a proposed linear relationship between global mean surface temperature and the rate of global mean sea-level change. We find no such linear relationship. Although we agree that there is considerable uncertainty in the prediction of future sea-level rise, this approach does not meaningfully contribute to quantifying that uncertainty.

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