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Three things you may not know about sea level rise

Since the turn of the 20th century, seas have risen six to eight inches globally. New technologies, along with a better understanding of how the oceans, ice sheets, and other components of climate interact, have helped scientists identify the factors that contribute to sea level rise. 

Three things you man not know about sea level rise:

1. Seas are 6 to 8 inches higher since the turn of the 20th century.

2. Land sinking from “Postglacial rebound” contributes to rising sea levels.

3. The ocean isn’t rising evenly across the globe – levels vary from place to place.

Learn more by reading this special report: whoi.edu/sealevelrise

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