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Fastest Sea-Level Rise in 2 Millennia Linked 2 Increasing Global temps & Sea Level Hockey Stick

Fastest Sea-Level Rise in 2 Millennia Linked 2 Increasing Global temps & Sea Level Hockey Stick

Posted on 23 June 2011 by dana1981 A paper recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Kemp et al. (2011) has assembled new sea level reconstructions for the past 2,100 years based on sediment from the US Atlantic coast. They found that recent sea level rise is the fastest over the last 2100 years: Figure 1: Sea level reconstruction by Kemp et al. (2011) using sediment from salt marshes in North Carolina. This figure has also been added to the high resolution graphics page . Among the co-authors of this paper are some heavy hitters in climate research: Michael Mann, Martin Vermeer, and Stefan Rahmstorf. The reconstruction is based on microfossils of foraminifera found in sediment from the US Atlantic coast." Rahmstorf explains the study methodology at RealClimate . The authors summarize their findings: "Sea level was stable from at least BC...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/sea-level-hockey-stick.html

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