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Rise in Sea Level Due to Global Warming Over the last 100 years, the global sea level has risen approximately 4 to 8 inches as the average temperature has risen about one degree Fahrenheit (Lovgren, 2004). This rise in sea level is due to both the melting of polar ice caps, and the thermal expansion of the ocean. The rise in temperature which is causing all of this ice to melt is a result of humans releasing tons and tons of harmful greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, which causes ice all across the globe to melt. There is a slight debate, however, on the rate at which the sea level is going up and what the future holds for further changes in the sea level. As temperatures rise due to the release of greenhouse gasses, ice sheets across the Arctic and Antarctic are beginning to melt. Although there is no question as to whether the sea level is actually raising as a result, many scientists disagree on the actual rate at which it is increasing.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course NR 435 taught by Professor White during the Spring '08 term at New Hampshire.

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