8 mar. 2016

Ocean Levels Rose Faster in the 20th Century than in the Previous 2,800 Years

A new study has highlighted an acceleration in the rise of global sea levels over the past 3 millennia, showing a dramatic increase in those levels over the 20th century.

This new study, conducted at Rutgers University, charted sea level increases over the past 28 centuries, using geological data gathered from marshes, coral atolls and archaeological sites. When complied, the data showed that sea level increases not only accelerated in the 20th century, but that this acceleration has increased even further since the 1990s.

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