Figure 7. Model projections of the increase (in cm) in global-mean sea level corresponding to IPCC concentration scenario IS95a. Projections are for medium ice-melt parameters and different climate sensitivities to a doubling of carbon dioxide concentration: (a) 1.5° , (b) 2.5° , and (c) 4.5° C. [Source: T. Wigley, UCAR]. Note that the rise will continue long into the future as the oceans adjust to warming temperatures.