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Jul. 01, 2011

1890-present: The golden age of sea level rise

by Neil Wagner

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Environmental writer Andrew Revkin’s tumblelog recently highlighted a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that inspired today’s “What on Earth?” The study analyzed sediment layers along the east coast of the U.S., concluding that sea levels have risen faster since the 1890′s than during any other period in at least 2,000 years. There were times the levels rose and fell… but our current period is KING! WE RULE!

Revkin’s post
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study

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