Sea level rise is four times higher in coastal populations - El Independiente


That the sea level is rising is a fact more than verified and is due to climate change. But the impact of the rise in sea level can be increased by other actions of a human nature in some parts of the coast. New research from the University of East Anglia published in Nature Climate Change suggests that this increase can be up to four times faster in some parts of the coast.

The cause of this higher speed is due to the combination of the rise in sea level with the subsidence of the land, its subsidence, which increases the rise in sea level. The study estimates an average rise in sea level of 7.8mm - 9.9mm per year over the past twenty years, compared to a global average rise of 2.6mm per year for other points along the coast.


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