The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mysterious East Coast flooding was caused by ‘unprecedented’ surge in sea level - The Washington Post

But global warming wasn’t the sole culprit. The study suggested a change in ocean currents coupled with persistent winds that pushed water into the region caused the spike — which may be the first of many. The seas are rising, Yin told The Post, but the ascent isn’t smooth or even. The mechanics of sea rise aren’t dissimilar to temperatures rising during spring. During some years, the weather gets warmer faster — but the general trend is upward.



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