Sea-Level Rise Rockets Ahead Due to Climate Change

Here’s a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:

An international research team has shown that the rate of sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years and has shown a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level.

Sea level rise is one of the threats of climate change, as rising temperatures melt glaciers and ice sheets and put coastal populations at risk of flooding. “Scenarios of future rise are dependent upon understanding the response of sea level to climate changes,” said Andrew Kemp, a Yale postdoctoral associate and the lead author of the new study. “Accurate estimates of past sea-level variability provide a context for such projections.”

In the new study, researchers provided the first continuous sea-level reconstruction for the past 2,000 years and compared variations in global temperature to changes in sea level over this time period.

This really must be the greatest international scientific conspiracy since flat earth-denialism.  They were able to manufacture all this data out of whole cloth and pay off the peer reviewers.  Quite remarkable.  It’s sure great that Republicans have been able to see this and not bother their grandchildren about it.

Have a good weekend!


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