Disputing the ice caps are melting, President Trump insists they’re at a record level. He’s right they’re at a record, a record low. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) explains.
Sea-level rise is accelerating around the world, thanks to ongoing melting of ice sheets in both Antarctica and Greenland, a new study suggests.
At the current rate of melting, the world’s seas will be at least 2 feet higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Such a rise could leave portions of the world’s coastal cities underwater. It would also increase high tides and worsen storm surges.
“This acceleration … has the potential to double the total sea level rise by 2100 as compared to projections that assume a constant rate — to more than (2 feet) instead of about (1 foot).” said Steve Nerem, the study lead author and a professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/02/13/sea-level-rise-accelerating-around-world/333140002/
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