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Cutting Specific Pollutants Would Slow Sea Level Rise
April 14, 2013
With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow down sea level rise. Reductions of the four pollutants that cycle comparatively quickly through the atmosphere could forestall the rate of sea level rise by roughly 25 to 50 percent.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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