A new paper was published this week by EOAS scientists Dr. Bob Kopp and Dr. Ben Horton, along with some of their colleagues, which found that the current rate of sea level rise in the Earth’s Oceans is faster now than at any point in the past 2800 years. This unprecedented sea level rise rate is attributed to warming temperatures from increased greenhouse gas emissions over the past few centuries.
R. E. Kopp, A. C. Kemp, K. Bittermann, B. P. Horton, J. P. Donnelly, W. R. Gehrels, C. C. Hay, J. X. Mitrovica, E. D. Morrow, and S. Rahmstorf (2016). Temperature-driven global sea-level variability in the Common Era. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1517056113.