Description from the Web: We propose a simple relationship linking global sea-level variations
on time scales of decades to centuries to global mean
temperature. This relationship is tested on synthetic data from a
global climate model for the past millennium and the next century.
When applied to observed data of sea level and temperature for
1880-2000, and taking into account known anthropogenic hydrologic
contributions to sea level, the correlation is >0.99, explaining
98% of the variance. For future global temperature scenarios of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment
Report, the relationship projects a sea-level rise ranging from 75 to
190 cm for the period 1990-2100.