Global Sea Level Rising 60 Percent Faster Than Predicted, Study Finds

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The global sea level is rising 60 percent faster than previous reports issued by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), according to a new analysis of actual observed sea-level rise data recorded, performed by researchers in the U.S. (Maine), Germany and France.

Specifically, the new study, published late Tuesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters and online at IOP Science, finds that while "global temperature continues to increase in good agreement with the best estimates of the IPCC"The rate of sea-level rise of the past few decades, on the other hand, is greater than projected by the IPCC models."

The sea level rose by a little over 6 centimeters between 1990 and 2010, compared to the about 4 centimeter rise projected in some IPCC reports...

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