Hazard a Guess?
The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!
- It's the same for both
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The correct answer is the East Coast. Rates of sea level rise are increasing three to four times faster along portions of the U.S. Atlantic Coast than globally. Since about 1990, sea-level rise in the 600-mile stretch of coastal zone from Cape Hatteras, N.C., to north of Boston, Mass., has increased from 2 to 3.7 millimeters per year; the global increase over the same period was from 0.6 to 1.0 millimeter per year.
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