The BBC reports today that a new study presented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) infers serious rises in sea level by 2100.

“For the past 2,000 years, the [global average] sea level was very stable, it only varied by about 20cm,” said Svetlana Jevrejeva from the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL), near Liverpool, UK. But by the end of the century, we predict it will rise by between 0.8m and 1.5m.

Get out your canoes,everyone! It’s gonna be a salty spring.