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East Coast Faces Rising Seas From Slowing Gulf Stream

2013-02-12 18:00:00| Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming Newsfeed

Climate Central: Experts on the sea level rise triggered by climate change have long known that it will proceed faster in some places than others. The mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S. is one of them, and the reason -- in theory, anyway -- is that global warming should slow the flow of the Gulf Stream as it moves north and then west toward northern Europe. Now there's a smoking gun that appears to validate the theory. A study in the February Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans ties the measured acceleration of...

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