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Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

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Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2015 07:31 PM by AlexMuller

The study found that for much of the 20th century, until about 1990, sea level was about 30 percent less than earlier research had figured. But that's not good news, scientists say, because about 25 years ago the seas started rising faster and the acceleration in 1990 turns out to be more dramatic than previously calculated.

 
The current sea level rise rate, which started in 1990, is 2.5 times faster than it was from 1900 to 1990, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Scientists say that faster pace of sea level rise is from melting ice sheets in Greenland and West Antarctica and shrinking glaciers, triggered by man-made global warming.
 
"We're seeing a significant acceleration in the past few decades," said study lead author Carling Hay, a geophysical researcher at Harvard University. "It's concerning for cities along the U.S. East Coast" where water levels are rising even faster than the world average. It's definitely something that can't be ignored," Hay said.

Tags: Climateclimate changeglobal warmingpollutionatmosphereenergyseaocean

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-01-16
+2
Yes, definitely something we can't ignore! It is also important to establish what would be the most appropriate way to protect lands in immediate danger
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-01-16
+1
Sooner the climate change is tackled with much more commitment now, less problems and financial burden these global changes will make Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-01-16
+1
At least there are good and reliable observations being made about climate - and made pubic - this is definitely a great example Reply


 

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