Sea levels rising faster now than any time in the last 2,800 years

Sea level on boat hullA paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week examined variations in sea level rises and falls within recent centuries. The report adds to the growing collection of evidence that mankind is contributing to a rapidly increasing global temperature and consequent rise in sea levels.

Co-author of the study and ocean physics professor Stefan Rahmstorf said, “I think we can definitely be confident that sea-level rise is going to continue to accelerate if there’s further warming, which inevitably there will be.” He also added, echoing the frustration of numerous scientists before him when facing denial of global warming effects, “Ice simply melts faster when the temperatures get higher. That’s just basic physics.”

Read the full article: Sea levels are rising faster now than any time in the last 2,800 years | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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