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elevation du niveau de la mer
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Sea-level rises are a possible consequence of global warming. As the amount of free water in the oceans increases, and as the water becomes warmer, global warming will increase. In addition, according to theory, the heating at the poles may reduce the amount of water trapped in glaciers and ice caps.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/7514