25 Jun 2008

Ocean Uh-oh...

via Yubanet:
New research suggests that ocean temperature and associated sea level increases between 1961 and 2003 were 50 percent larger than estimated in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
Higher temperatures mean water will expand more, leading to higher sea-levels and faster-flooding of low-lying areas.

Bottom Line: If you live near the sea, I suggest that you get your galoshes and life-rafts ready for bigger storm surges, greater erosion, etc.