Invest in Swim Lessons – Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years
Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years
I hope you got your swim trunks and your flippy floppies. That east coast property you love will be shore front property eventually.
“We can say with 95 percent probability that the 20th-century rise was faster than any of the previous 27 centuries,” said Bob Kopp, a climate scientist at Rutgers University who led the research with nine colleagues from several U.S. and global universities. Kopp said it’s not that seas rose faster before that – they probably didn’t – but merely that the ability to say as much with the same level of confidence declines.
Bob Kopp is obviously just in it for the millions of bucks he gets for saying that climate change is happening and happening fast. Or, he is a scientist conducting unbiased studies proving what we are all already starting to figure out. We are fucking this shit up. I’m gonna go with the second option.
Full story here:
The study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Seas rose about 14 centimeters (5.5 inches) from 1900 to 2000, the new study suggests, for a rate of 1.4 millimeters per year. The current rate, according to NASA, is 3.4 millimeters per year, suggesting that sea level rise is still accelerating.
read more at the Washington Post online