Global sea-level rise is accelerating at a faster rate each year
Global sea-levels are accelerating at a faster rate each year, according to researchers at the Technical University of Denmark.
Even a small increase in global sea levels can have devastating effects on coastal habitats it can cause destructive erosion, wetland flooding, aquifer and agricultural soil contamination, and the loss of habitat for fish, birds, and plants.
Sea level rise may also leave hundreds of millions of people living in coastal communities with nowhere to live, forcing people to abandon their homes and move to another area.
Overall the world’s oceans are estimated to have risen by approximately 75mm since 1991.