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Fast Cycling Pollutants and Sea Level Rise
April 17, 2013 | National Science Foundation

“Scientists found that reductions in four pollutants that cycle comparatively quickly through the atmosphere could temporarily forestall the rate of sea level rise by roughly 25 to 50 percent: [...] methane, tropospheric ozone, hydrofluorocarbons and black carbon.” Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.


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How Wetlands Respond to Sea Level Rise
December 6, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"Thanks to an intricate system of feedbacks, wetlands are remarkably good at building up soils to outpace sea level rise." Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release. Related: Interactive Sea Level Rise Maps

Sea Level Rise on the California Coast
January 14, 2014 | University of Southern California
"Los Angeles, a metropolis perched on the edge of a coast, can expect to experience sea level rise of as much as two feet due by 2050 due to climate change, according to current projections." Quoted from the USC press release.

Sea Level Rise and Maldivian Atols
October 11, 2013 | Exeter
"The continued accumulation of sand within the iconic ring-shaped reefs inside Maldivian atolls could provide a foundation for future island development new research suggests. Islands like the Maldives are considered likely to be the first to feel the effects of climate change induced sea level rise, with future island growth essential to counter the threat of rising sea levels." Quoted from the press release by the University of Exeter.


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