The Daily Star : Sea level rise is accelerating: Study

Sea level rise is accelerating and could reach 26 inches (66 centimeters) by century’s end, in line with United Nations estimates and enough to cause significant problems for coastal cities, a study said Monday.

The past annual rate of sea level rise — about three millimeters (0.1 inches) per year — may more than triple to 10 millimeters per year by 2100, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal.

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