Sea level rises less than expected in 20th century, researchers say

January 15, 2015 3:16 AM

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Researchers revealed today that sea levels have not risen over the course of the 20th century quite as much as they were understood to have undergone, raising questions about the discrepancy.

At first it doesn’t seem quite that big of a problem: older research indicated that the last century saw sea level rises of around six inches, while a new team of scientists from Rutgers and Harvard Universities found that the sea level rise was closer to five inches instead. What does a single diff...

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