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Sea level rise is accelerating, how much it costs is up to us

Important new research shows that sea levels are rising at unprecedented rates, and will have tremendous costs if we don’t slow them

March 14, 2016 — As humans emit heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, it’s causing the Earth to warm. It’s also causing the ocean waters to rise. In fact, water rise is one of the clearest signatures of a warming world. The questions we want to answer are, how much will sea levels rise, and how fast?

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