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Environment and Science

Rising Sea Levels

 UCLA's Laurence Smith deployed this autonomous drifter in a meltwater river on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet in July 2015 as part of an effort to understand the causes of sea level rise around the globe.
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UCLA's Laurence Smith deployed this autonomous drifter in a meltwater river on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet in July 2015 as part of an effort to understand the causes of sea level rise around the globe.

Earth’s rising seas are some of most visible signs of our warming planet. Over the last 20 years, NASA satellites have shown a steady rise in global sea levels as the world’s polar ice sheets melt. As the Earth continues to warm, new research suggests sea levels could rise by as much as several feet.  WFIT’s Rick Glasby reports the big question is “when?”

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