Worldwide, sea level has risen about eight inches during the last century and, according to a report released June 17 by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), it is rising at double that rate now.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted a range of 7 to 23 inches of sea-level rise in their latest 2007 Fourth Assessment Report.
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