Working to reduce uncertainty
When the Intergovernmental on Climate Change (IPCC) presented the first half of its new report in Stockholm in October 2013, one of the important topics of focus was the rising global sea level. Most of the rise in sea level is the result of melting glaciers.
“The models used by the IPCC encompass a high level of uncertainty. There is a huge difference between the lowest and highest scenarios. We are working to reduce uncertainty,” says Jon Ove Hagen, Professor of Geosciences at the University of Oslo and head of the Stability and Variations of Arctic Land Ice (SVALI) Nordic Centre of Excellence.