February 4, 2013

69 Feet of Sea Level Rise on the way

Glaciologist Jason Box makes this point in a Climate Desk interview with Chris Mooney, "Humans Have Already Set in Motion 69 Feet of Sea Level Rise" and lead author Kenneth Miller of Rutgers University said:
"The natural state of the Earth with present carbon dioxide levels is one with sea levels about 70 feet higher than now."
Here's what the Boston area would look like with 69 feet of sea level rise. Arlington center and Winchester center will be under water - almost all of Cambridge and Boston are submerged. We just don't know how long it will take for the waters to rise to this level. 

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