Climate change causing vertical acceleration of Iceland at 1.4 inches per year

February 3, 2015 2:17 AM

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Climate change is a constant part of a growing dialogue around the future of our planet. As we know it, we are definitely having some serious impacts on Earth – but now, some of the most-profound information that has ever been uncovered by science is showing that our reach, and the way we are changing the climate is having significant impacts on the very fundamentals of Earth. Most people automatically think of water rise as being the primary driving result behind climate change. However, that isn’t the only change that climate change can cause. In fact, scientists now believe, and have information to support the fact that Iceland is rising out of the water at an eye popping 1.4 inches per year.

On paper that might not seem like the most daunting number. However, the research suggests otherwise, and drastically so. Research that was published in the Geographical Research Letters show that the rising of Earth’s crust has been accelerated over the course of the last 30 years. As the study als...

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