Monday, July 29, 2013

Sea Level Rise 'Locking In' Quickly, Cities Threatened

Measurements tell us that global average sea level is currently rising by about 1 inch per decade. But in an invisible shadow process, our long-term sea level rise commitment, or "lock-in" — the sea level rise we don’t see now, but which carbon emissions and warming have locked in for later years — is growing 10 times faster, and this growth rate is accelerating.

Sea Level Rise 'Locking In' Quickly, Cities Threatened, Study Finds

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