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Article: Wired on rising sea levels

An article on reveals the strange – and frankly terrifying – progress of sea level rise on planet earth. Summarising a scientific paper in Geophysical Research Letters (which makes this post a meta-meta analysis), the article describes how historical patterns of sea level rise and fall have decoupled. Typically, sea level rises in one oceanic basin and sink in an adjacent one, but since 2000 sea levels in the southern hemisphere have increased across the board. The change seems linked to changing wind patterns, which are related to climate change.

Does this kind of change in the environment interest you? Check out Ocean of Life for some more scary changes happening to our oceans. And read the article here.

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