On the trail in Marie Byrd Land.
Photo © Bruce Luyendyk
Sea level has been rising for decades, now at an increasing rate. Mostly we don’t notice this except in superstorms and hurricanes, or if we have visited the same beach for decades and wonder why it looks different (less sand, and cliff retreat).
If you're reading this, you aren’t someone who lives in a bubble. You know that scientists predict even more sea level rise during the next few human generations and beyond. If you live in Miami or New York or New Orleans or Orange County (and elsewhere of course) you and your offspring will for sure deal with significant sea level rise. Up to now, contributions to future sea level rise from Antarctic ice sheets this century is predicted to be small. New research shows this is not the case.