Tuesday, February 12, 2008

An Inch a Year

Sea level may be rising by as much as an inch a year, according to this article:

Some relevant quotes:
“But a 2006 study by Australian oceanographers found the rise was much higher, almost one inch every year, in parts of the western Pacific and Indian oceans.” “the invading waves last year forced some villagers to move their houses inland 20 or more yards -- taking along their pigs, chickens and fears of worse to come. It did, on November 25, when the highest waters yet sent them scurrying.”

I'll write a more substantial post later this week; I am swamped with school stuff right now. How long until December?

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