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6 Dec 2018

Why our rising oceans aren’t causing problems everywhere

The Earth's oceans are rising. It's an inevitable outcome when ice sitting on land melts and when oceans warm, which causes their volume to expand. But if you live at the coast, it may not be rising near you. Places like Miami and Newport News are experiencing floods at many high tides. Some places in Alaska, in contrast, are seeing the oceans edging away, as land seems to lift out of the sea (albeit incredibly gradually).
The Earth's oceans are rising. It's an inevitable outcome when ice sitting on land melts and when oceans warm, which...

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