New research quantifies what’s causing sea level to rise

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  • Monday, 10 Nov 2014

Waves hit a protected shoreline in Karachi, Pakistan. Sea levels are rising, caused by melting ice and thermal expansion of ocean waters. - EPA

A new paper finds that sea level rise is about half due to melting ice and half due to ocean warming, including 13% from the deepest oceans.

There have been a number of studies that have come out recently on ocean warming and sea level rise. Collectively, they are helping scientists coalesce around an emerging understanding of climate change and its impact on the Earth.

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