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Sea level rise is accelerating every year, “like a driver merging onto a highway”

Zoë Schlanger
Sea level rise is accelerating every year, “like a driver merging onto a highway”

A study published today (Feb. 12) used satellite data to confirm the predictions of the best climate computer models: The global average sea level is not rising by a steady increment each year, but is accelerating. Decades from now, the annual rate of ocean level rise is likely to be much more dramatic than in…