Scientists alarmed by finding that sea levels rising much faster than expected

January 15, 2015 6:28 PM

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The satellites correct for inaccurate methods of measuring sea levels during the 20th century, which actually overstated the rise, making the accelerated pace even more alarming.

A Harvard study finds that tidal gauges scientists relied on for sea level rises in the 20th century overstated the increase, making the rapid increase in sea levels in the last two decades that has been confirmed by NASA satellites that much more alarming.

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