Study: Sea level rise is accelerating and its rate could double in next century

By | February 13, 2018

Global warming has caused the world’s oceans to rise over the past 150 years. Warming seas expand and water from melting glaciers and ice sheets have had nowhere to go but into the oceans. The rising seas have slowly and steadily eaten away at the coast.

But a new study finds that in recent decades, the pace of sea level rise has picked up and coastal real estate could be under water faster and faster in the coming decades.

This has important implications for the coast: It is much harder to plan for and adapt to accelerating sea level rise than it …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News