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NASA: Sea-Level Rise Will Only Get Worse

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    NASA: Sea-Level Rise Will Only Get Worse
    NASA' Scientific Visualization Studio
    Sea-level data since 1994, taken by the TOPEX and JASON missions, reveal complex changes in sea level that vary across the globe — but the overall trend is a strong increase. NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio

    A new NASA model is showing just how fast sea levels are rising around the world as a result of climate change, NBC News reported.

    At a news conference Wednesday, NASA officials described a new computer visualization of sea level change incorporating data collected by satellites since 1992. The data reveals sea levels overall are rising faster than they were 50 years ago — more quickly than expected — and that the speed will likely increase in the future, primarily because of melting ice sheets.

    "Sea level rise is one of the most visible signatures of our changing climate, and rising seas have profound impacts on our nation, our economy and all of humanity," said Michael Freilich, director of NASA's Earth Science Division.