A Rising Tide

The rate of Sea level rise is increasing every year, according to a study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. We can turn the tide on climate change and sea level rise if we have to will, and design with the footprint in mind but we don't have time to waste. If you don't believe in climate change even after reading all the facts you might consider the precautionary principle. For example, driving at a reasonable speed is a precaution to avoid accidents.

The team observed a total rise in the ocean of 7 centimeters (2.8 inches) in 25 years of data, which aligns with the generally accepted current rate of sea level rise of about 3 millimeters (0.1 inches) per year. But that rate is not constant. Continuous emissions of greenhouse gases are warming the Earth's atmosphere and oceans and melting its ice, causing the rate of sea level rise to increase.

Almost every NewsAgency and every reputable scientist in the field have reported that this is happing and at an alarming rate. This global crisis requires new technology, new lifestyles and most of the will to address it proactively. Photo by Jens Johnsson on UnsplashHere are some great facts from CNN