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30 years of sea level rise in 2 charts

The speed of sea level rise has quickened again over the last decade to 3.9mm a year. Image: Unsplash/Lothar Hoefle

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Over the last 30 years, human-caused sea level rise is 10 times that of natural sea level rise.
Over the last 30 years, human-caused sea level rise is 10 times that of natural sea level rise. Image: NASA.

NASA’s satellite data over 30 years shows humans are driving sea level rise, beyond natural climate cycles.
NASA’s satellite data over 30 years shows humans are driving sea level rise, beyond natural climate cycles. Image: NASA.

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