Sea-level rise is accelerating to its highest levels in at least 2,000 years across the Northeast

Jackson Dill and Brandon Miller, CNN

Apr 30, 2021

Sea-level rise is accelerating to its highest levels in at least 2,000 years across the Northeast, including New York City, study says

Along a stretch of the East Coast that includes New York City, sea-level rise has increased at its fastest rate in the prior 100 years compared to the past 2,000 years, according to a new study led by Rutgers University.


The study utilizes "sea-level budgets" which investigates the change in sea level over time at global, regional and local scales. This budget approach enables to divide factors of sea level change into individual components. One of the main components of sea level rising can be people's actions bringing rapid climate change. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated by burning fossil fuels raise the Earth's temperature, melting glaciers and raising the temperature of the sea.


These phenomena causes the sea level rising. Rising sea levels can flood more cities than you think. As the rate of sea level rise increases, the number of submerged areas is increasing rapidly. People need to take action to slow the sea level rising rate. People can reduce fossil fuel use and use electricity with FORCE to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.