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Climate Change & Our Earth

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Just why sea levels are rising so fast was in the past hard to understand, but now with new technology scientists can say with confidence that the average rise in sea levels has, throughout the 20th century risen by at least 17 cm, or 7 inches, incredibly at least half of this figure can be contributed to melting ice sheets and glaziers both in Greenland and Antarctica as the planet warms.
Have we reached a so-called tipping point in World Global Warming and Climate Change? Not quite is the answer, but we are terribly close, and it should be mentioned that even a slight increase in sea levels will have deadly consequences on small island nations, or for that matter, any other low-lying coastal zones already suffering from calamitous weather systems and storm surges.

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