The lone tree at Harbour Island/Eleuthera, Bahamas. Photo source: ©© MWeber
The seas are creeping higher as the planet warms, but scientists have not yet reached a consensus about how high they may go. Projections for the year 2100 range from inches to several feet, or more.
The sub-tropical islands of Bermuda and the Bahamas contain important sites where researchers have gone looking for answers.
By pinpointing where shorelines stood on cliffs and reefs there during an extremely warm period 400,000 years ago, they hope to narrow the range of global sea-level projections for the future…