Sea-level rise fastest in millenia, study reports

This kind of study has major, major, major implications for land, water and wildlife conservation. Even if all you do is motor down to Rehoboth Beach inDelaware every now and then, you and your kids had better get used to seeing less beach there every time you go down (or up). The culprit? Humans’ burning of fossil fuels, like coal and petroleum. I’m reminded by this of the time I overheard a refuge volunteer telling a visitor to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware how the refuge had — and continues — lost territory to the rising Atlantic Ocean. And what about those fabled beaches inthe Sunshine State? They’re history, a map published recently by the Society for Conservation Biology showed.

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