Cutting specific pollutants would slow sea level rise

April 14, 2013 5:17 PM

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Cutting specific pollutants would slow sea level rise

BOULDER – With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow down sea level rise this century.

The research team found that reductions in four pollutants that cycle comparatively quickly through the atmosphere could slow the annual rate of sea level rise by roughly 25 to 50 percent.

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