Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

February 2016

Sea-Level Rise Accelerating from Human-Caused Warming

February 25, 2016

Sea-levels are rising faster than any time in nearly 3,000 years, according to an analysis published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and are expected to rise even faster in the future due to continued climate warming. A related analysis by Climate Central this week calculated that 67% of coastal floods since 1950 were driven by climate change. read more