Sea-level rise quickening along East Coast

Looking deep into the geologic past, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have learned that along the Atlantic Coast, including New Jersey, sea level rose three times faster during the 20th century than it did during the previous 4,000 years.

At one location in North Carolina, they fixed the date of the rapid acceleration to between 1879 and 1915, after the Industrial Revolution had taken deep hold, lending credence to the connection ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Dec 29, 2009 - 5:59 PM PST
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Edited by: Dwight Rousu - Dec 29, 2009 - 6:02 PM PST
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by Dwight Rousu - Dec. 29, 2009

A few new wrinkles are added to the story of the actual science of measuring sea level changes. Interesting.

Good bye, New Jersey. Good bye, Florida.

to understand what’s happening requires looking at long stretches of geologic time, as he did, not the comparative blip of a decade, as the skeptic did. More »

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