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Global sea level rise is accelerating, says new study

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HOBART, Australia, May 11 (UPI) -- The rate of global sea level rise is increasing, according to a new study.

Scientists analyzed sea level data between the years 1993 and 2014. They found a previous model that had shown a slow in sea level rise in the past decade had actually improperly calculated the rate for the decade before it, and once the data was adjusted, it showed the rate was increasing.

"This information is vital as communities around the world plan and respond to our changing climate," said Dr. Christopher Watson, of the University of Tasmania.

They found that overall the rate of sea level rise across the globe has increased since 1993, compared to the decades before then. The main cause of the sea level rise is melting ice in the Arctic and West Antarctica.

"Rising sea levels will place increasing stress on the coastal zone – inundation events will become more frequent and adaptation will need to occur," Dr. Watson said.

The study was published in Nature.

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/05/11/Global-sea-level-rise-is-accelerating-says-new-study/5931431392136/?spt=sec&or=sn

 
 
 
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Ever notice how they have to resort to millimeters for measuring it? Since 1840 they estimate it increased about 8 inches.

With those numbers, it should rise about 1 inch in 9 years of time.

Here's a though, how about we ask the folks in Venice Italy to keep an eye on it for us?

 

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On 5/11/2015, 11:43:52, RabidWolf said:

Ever notice how they have to resort to millimeters for measuring it? Since 1840 they estimate it increased about 8 inches.

With those numbers, it should rise about 1 inch in 9 years of time.

Here's a though, how about we ask the folks in Venice Italy to keep an eye on it for us?

 

too late

http://static1.demotix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/a_scale_large/1500-9/photos/1354977339-high-tides-flood-parts-of-venice_1566629.jpg

:chuckle:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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