Sea level rise is speeding up, scientists confirm – “While [0.08mm each year] doesn’t sound like a lot, it could lead to almost half an inch of sea level rise per year, 25 years of data shows.”

Sea level rise is speeding up, scientists confirm – “While [0.08mm each year] doesn’t sound like a lot, it could lead to almost half an inch of sea level rise per year, 25 years of data shows.”

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10 thoughts on “Sea level rise is speeding up, scientists confirm – “While [0.08mm each year] doesn’t sound like a lot, it could lead to almost half an inch of sea level rise per year, 25 years of data shows.”

  1. Joxposition February 14, 2018 / 5:43 am

    >study uses this real-world data from the past few decades to produce a calculation about the rate of future sea level rise, and found that it matches the complicated climate models produced by the IPCC for a “high emissions scenario” where no action is taken to limit emissions.

    I thought “high emission scenario” was supposed to be bogey-man scenario, not realistic one? Seems we need “ultra high emission scenario” (kind of how Australia’s weather warnings end with ‘catastrophic’) to compare something high-end…

    Also,

    >Ad networks are targeting ThinkProgress — They’ve recently placed ThinkProgress into a category of sites that produce “controversial political content,” which many advertisers are blocking.

    Wait, wtf?

  2. ouroboro76 February 14, 2018 / 5:43 am

    This might be pretty nasty for a number of coastal places.

  3. porkgyoza February 14, 2018 / 5:43 am

    Will someone please ELI5 what sea level is?!

  4. RoadsideBandit February 14, 2018 / 5:43 am

    Unfortunately for too many people belief trumps data.

  5. straightsally February 14, 2018 / 5:43 am

    AGAIN, The early years in this study had an offset added to the data.
    This improperly caused a curvature that resembled an increase.

    Data is improper and curve that is extrapolated is a false curve.

    Realtime tide gauge readings show no increase in rate.

  6. awendawdeerstand February 14, 2018 / 5:43 am

    Sea levels are NOT rising, the sky is simply getting a bit lower as the ozone layer increase due to ban on CFC’s. They were talking about it on NPR the other day.

  7. jimflaigle February 14, 2018 / 5:43 am

    It was at 1mm per year. The worst scenario I’ve ever heard from IPCC was 10mm per year in many decades (which can’t happen now due to behavioral changes), which is still less than what this story posits. So unless I see a per reviewed
    study showing acceleration to 12mm per year I’m calling clickbait bullshit.

    If you want science to be taken seriously, we have to hold the scientific community to the same standards we hold random trolls to.

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