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Fraser
2005-Sep-07, 08:55 PM
SUMMARY: NASA has taken detailed measurements of global sea levels, and confirmed that they're rising. Not only that, the rate is increasing. During the last 50 years sea levels have risen .18 cm (.07 inches) a year, but during the last 12 years, that rate is .3 cm (.12 inches) a year. Part of this rise is due to the expansion of water as it warms up, and part of it is from increased ice cap and glacier melt. It's estimated that 100 million people around the world will be affected by a one-metre (3.3 foot) rise in sea levels.

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