Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster – ScienceAlert

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Sea Level Rise Isn’t Just Happening, It’s Getting Faster

This is terrifying.

CHRIS MOONEY, THE WASHINGTON POST

27 JUN 2017

In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes – a sobering punchline for coastal communities that are only now beginning to prepare for a troubling future.

What was a 2.2 millimetre per year rise in 1993 was a 3.3 millimetre rise in 2014, based on estimates of the mass changes of a number of key components of sea level rise, such as the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, the study in Nature Climate Change found.

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