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U.S. Atlantic Coast already a ‘hotspot’ of sea level rise, @USGS study says #climate #risingseas

25 Jun 2012: U.S. Atlantic Coast Already ‘Hotspot’ of Sea Level Rise, Study Says A 600-mile stretch of the U.S. East Coast is experiencing rates of sea level rise that are three to four times greater than the global average , according a new study. In a new analysis, scientists at the U.S. The Secret of Sea Level Rise: It Will Vary Greatly by Region As the world warms, sea levels could easily rise three to six feet this century. But, as Michael Lemonick writes, increases will vary widely by region, with prevailing winds and ocean currents determining whether some coastal areas will be inundated while others stay dry. READ THE e360 REPORT Geological Survey (USGS) found that sea levels from Boston, Mass. to Cape Hatteras, N.C. have risen 2 to 3.7 millimeters per year since 1990, compared with a global average of 0.6 to 1 millimeters per year. According to the study, publishe...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/us_atlantic_coast_already_hot...

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