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Climate Change: Sea Temperatures

Volume 715: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what increases in sea surface temperatures they anticipate in (a) 2015–20, and (b) 2020–25. [HL496]

Climate model predictions made by the Met Office Hadley Centre suggest that, relative to the 1971-2000 average and based on 5-95 per cent confidence intervals, global mean sea surface temperatures will be between 0.36 and 0.53°C warmer in 2015-20 and between 0.48 and 0.64°C warmer in 2020-25.