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Oceans rising at record rate

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posted on Nov, 25 2005 @ 09:15 AM
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A recent study has shown that the oceans are rising twice as fast as they were 150 years ago.



timesonline.co.uk

Oceans rise at record rate as industrial age gathers momentum
By Nigel Hawkes

OCEAN levels are rising twice as fast as they were 150 years ago, providing further evidence of man-made global warming.

A study has shown that world sea levels are rising at a rate of 2mm (0.08 inches) a year; double the speed at which levels rose for 5,000 years before the start of the industrial age.

The switch occurred after the mid-19th century, when factories and increased use of coal and later oil started pouring greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.


On thin ice: studies of ice
cores indicate a rapid rise in
greenhouse gases in the past
150 years (UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS/PA)



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This information is being presented as further evidence of human influence on global warming.
Also see Tiny Bubbles, big scare in Antarctic Ice, another study that shows that we currently have the highest CO2 (a greenhouse gas) levels in 650,000 years.




 
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