Photo: Global Warming Is Rapidly Raising Sea Levels, Studies Warn



Drainage from melting ice in Greenland.

Water from melting ice sheets and glaciers is running into the world's oceans much faster than previously thought possible, new research shows. According to two new studies, by the end of this century global sea levels may be three feet (one meter) higher than they are today.

Photograph courtesy of Richard B. Alley/Science


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