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The Truth about Sea Level Rise – How Much is it Rising?

The Truth about Sea Level Rise – How Much is it Rising?

One of the consequences of rapid global warming is the rise in sea levels around the globe. As the climate of the world gets warmer, the polar icecaps have begun to melt, increasing the volume of water in the oceans. The warm sea water has also been expanding due to the increased heat, making the sea level rise even faster. Over the past century, sea levels have been rising at an accelerated rate. There has been an extremely unusual rise in the sea levels, of about a 20cm (7.8 inches) in the past century, which, according to theguardian.com, “is unmatched by any period in the past 6,000 years.” Records also show that the sea level has been steadily rising at a rate of 0.04 to 0.12 inches per year since 1900. (NOAA,)

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