28 Feb '15, 8am

Sea Level Rise Not Just a Theory Northeast US

Sea Level Rise Not Just a Theory Northeast US

Interestingly, sea level rise data already showed increases of more than 12 inches near New York City, since 1900. Granted, 12 inches in 100 years seems minimal, less than an eighth of an inch per year, on average, but that’s not the whole story. Just shy of 3.9 inches of sea level rise took place in the last two years, which means that climate change is accelerating the rate at which sea level is increasing. Depending on latitude, it was less severe, Southeast coasts, such as Florida and Georgia, saw little to no increases, while the Northeast coast saw the biggest increases, five inches near Portland, Maine.

Full article: http://www.greenoptimistic.com/sea-level-rise-us/

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