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(File pix) Fishermen carry a net as they catch small fish. Sea level rise is accelerating and could reach 26 inches (66 centimetres) by century's end, in line with United Nations estimates and enough to cause significant problems for coastal cities, a study said Monday. EPA-EFE Photo

MIAMI: Sea level rise is accelerating and could reach 26 inches (66centimetres) by century's end, in line with United Nations estimates and enough to cause significant problems for coastal cities, a study said Monday.

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Weather and climate, as expected over our nation during this wet season, are going to scientific expectations. Fewer chances of tropical cyclones and above average rains with wet and cloudy conditions are expected until April. La Nina has the upper hand at the moment.

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Spreading sulphate aerosol into the atmosphere could have a cooling effect on the planet, scientists say. But adding one pollutant to temporarily counter another might not be the answer. Photo: Science Media Centre

As the world struggles with how to keep climate change to the Paris accord goal of below 2C, scientists look to technologies such as solar geoengineering as a way to cool the planet. However, new research shows suddenly ceasing the method could be more disastrous for biodiversity than never starting. Farah Hancock reports. 

Read more: A disastrous tactic against climate change

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