Sea will rise 'to levels of last Ice Age'
Sea levels will rise by a metre in the next 100 years and devastate the east coast of Britain, researchers say.
The rise, three times higher than current predictions, is based on past records rather than theory. The rise would be the same as the last Ice Age 11,700 years ago and hit lowlying areas such as The Wash.
Spot the problem yet? Well, for one, the change in sea level since the last ice age has been as much as 400 feet (150 meters). But more importantly, the change was in the other direction! Where does the ice come from in an ice age? From the water in the oceans, of course. This means sea levels drop as ice forms and moves across the continents.