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NASA Satellite to Show How Much, How Fast Seas Rise

Greenland loses about 250 gigatons of ice each year. If all of it were to melt, sea levels would rise by 21 feet.
HOR_Climate_01_1000124846 Source: Marjorie Teo/Getty

When Hurricane Florence struck the U.S. last month, rain and wind weren’t the only causes of damage. Rising seas contributed to storm surges that reached nearly 20 feet in some estuaries.

In the past 20 years, sea levels have risen about 3 millimeters per year, which has affected coastal flooding. How much more will the seas rise in the coming decades?

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