Sea level rising faster than predicted

The rate of sea level rise over the past century has been more rapid than previously understood, according to new research

The rate of sea level rise is faster than previously thought (photograph: mihtiander/123RF)The rate of sea level rise over the past century has been significantly underestimated, according to new research from Harvard University.

A study published in the journal Nature on 14 January shows that calculations of global sea level rise between 1900 and 1990 have been overestimated by as much as 30%.

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