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Sea level rise is accelerating

A new study by European scientists shows that the pace of rising sea levels is now three times faster than in the period before 1990 according to the Washington Post. The story says that “before 1990, oceans were rising at about 1.1 millimeters per year, or just 0.43 inches per decade. From 1993 through 2012, though, it finds that they rose at 3.1 millimeters per year, or 1.22 inches per decade.” The article goes on to describe how long records of sea level are hard to find and how scientists have to piece together records from a number of different sources. You can read the story here.

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