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A recent scientific study has found that sea levels are rising 60% faster than previously expected. Satellite data collected by US-based mathematician Grant Foster and German climatologist Stefan Rahmstorf shows that towns on both the East and West coast of the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, and much of the state of Florida are now considered “hot spots” where water levels are increasing at twice the rate of the rest of the planet.

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  1. electric38 November 30, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Wish they would rise a little faster in the areas where the fossil fuel promoters live… and those spending millions to dissuade global warming believers.
    Naw, that would be too easy.

  2. solarmanjd November 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    R WE REALLY GOING TO JUST KEEP BURYING OUR HEAD IN THE SAND ON THIS ISSUE….?
    OR AS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO THIS (THE HUMAN RACE)
    OR R WE GOING TO GET SERIOUS AND MAKE THE TOUGH DECISIONS TO TURN THIS AROUND….?

  3. mgh3kusa November 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    The feedback loops are already going strong,it is no longer possible to limit the damage by curbing emissions, how long will it take to move all low lying costal cities up at least 30 feet? There is no point in attempting smaller moves up they will prove ineffective too quickly.

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