Our sea level is rising four times the global average
Posted by David Brooks | Monday, June 25, 2012
Researchers say a "hot spot" of the Atlantic Ocean along the East Coast, from North Carolina to Cape Cod and probably further north, is rising at four times the global average.
Check the New Scientist story here: "The sea level rise hotspot could be the result of a major current, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), slowing down. The AMOC carries warm tropical waters into the North Atlantic, keeping western Europe warmer than other northerly regions."
The ironic touch is the way the pig-headed North Carolina senate recently tried to quash the bad news by telling its scientists to extrapolate sea level rise to minimize it - only linear extrapolation, said the wise legislators, not cumulative!