Sea Levels Change Fast

Not by Fire but by Ice



 Updated 20 April 2005      



Sea levels change faster than thought  

20 April 2005 - New evidence confirms that sea levels have risen and fallen much more quickly and frequently than previously believed. A new method of dating dead corals reveals a long record of repeated rises and drops in sea level of 6 to 30 meters over just thousands of years.

That's too fast to be explained by regular shifts in the Earth's orbit that are usually considered responsible for the ice ages, as well as the loss or gain of water from the oceans. (As you know if you've read my book, I think it's caused by underwater volcanism unleashed by the ice-age cycle, leading to m assive amounts of evaporation.)

Dr William Thompson of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Associate Professor Steven Goldstein of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University published their findings in the current issue of Science.


See also It's not global warming, it's ocean warming 



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