interest in sea level change has been stimulated by concern over potential
global warming. The earth's average surface temperature has risen
approximately 0.6º C (1º F) in the last century...."
"The is a
one percent chance that global warming will raise sea level one meter
in the next hundred years and four meters in the next two hundred
along much of the United States coast has already risen 2.5 to 3.0
millimeters per year (10 to 12 inches per century)."
emissions of greenhouse gasses by the
year 2025 could cut the rate of sea level rise in half."
and Vernberg, The Coastal Zone (Columbia: The University of South
Carolina Press, 2001), pp. 128-129.
on climate change and global warming.