Sea Level Rise Rates Are Speeding Up, New Research Shows

Sea level rise is a game of millimeters a year, but those millimeters add up to a huge amount of water entering the world's oceans. And the rising tide could eventually swamp cities around the globe. With tide gauges distributed sparsely around the planet, scientists have turned to satellites to provide a global picture of sea level since the early 1990s. New research published on May 11 in Nature Climate Change refines those satellite estimates and provides some good and bad news.