Study: Oceans could rise more and faster than scientists originally thought

New studies show the oceans could rise more and faster than scientists originally thought. 

One of the cases from the University of Melbourne found that previous projections for sea level rise by the year 2100 could be too low. 

The study points to the burning of fossil fuels. Those previous projections were a little over three feet, and now, researchers say that number could be as high as six feet. 

Another study was released Thursday and talked again about climate change and the human effect on the environment. 

One of the scenarios in the study assumed high fossil fuel use and strong economic growth. On average, researchers found sea level rise could be around 4.33 feet with a high of 6.2 feet by 2100.

Now, here is where the Paris climate accord comes into play. The study found that if the world looks to limit global warming to the emissions target in the accord, the sea level could be as low as 1.7 feet by 2100. 

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