Sea Level Rising at Fastest Pace

  • Sea levels are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years.. Until the 1880s the fastest seas rose was about 3cm to 4cm a century.
  • During that time global sea levels did not get much higher or lower than 7.6cm. But in the 20th century the world’s seas rose to 14cm.
  • “It’s because of the temperature increase in the 20th century which has been driven by fossil fuel use,” says a new study.