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Penn Researchers Link Fastest Sea-level Rise in 2 Millennia to Increasing Temperatures
June 20, 2011
An international research team including University of Pennsylvania scientists has shown that the rate of sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years, and that there is a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level.
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