Abrupt Sea Level Rise Looms  As Increasingly Realistic Threat

Abrupt Sea Level Rise Looms As Increasingly Realistic Threat

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Ninety-nine percent of the planet’s freshwater ice is locked up in the Antarctic and Greenland ice caps. Now, a growing number of studies are raising the possibility that as those ice sheets melt, sea levels could rise by six feet this century, and far higher in the next, flooding many of the world’s populated coastal areas…

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How much does groundwater contribute to sea level rise? Science Daily (05-02-2016)
Groundwater extraction and other land water contribute about three times less to sea level rise than previous estimates, according to a new study. The study does not change the overall picture of future sea level rise, but provides a much more accurate understanding of the interactions between water on land, in the atmosphere, and the oceans…

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