Study details significant sea level rise

Study details significant sea level rise

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The rate of sea level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years, and has shown a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level. The findings are published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)…

The team found that sea level was relatively stable from 200 BC to 1,000 AD. Then in the 11th century, sea level rose by about half a millimeter each year for 400 years, linked with a warm climate period known as the Medieval Climate Anomaly. Since the late 19th century, sea level has risen by more than 2 millimeters per year on average, the steepest rate for more than 2,100 years…

Read Original Article, from “Climate related sea-level variations over the past two millennia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2011”, in Science Daily

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Study details significant sea level rise, AP Article

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