Historical and pro­jected global mean sea-level rise

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The world’s oceans are ris­ing, threat­en­ing coastal com­mu­ni­ties with more fre­quent and ex­treme flood­ing. This chart shows the past and pro­jected sea-level rise un­der six sce­nar­ios. The low­est sce­nario is what would be ex­pected if the rate of sea-level rise stays the same as over the last 25 years. The most ex­treme sce­nario — a sea-level rise of about 8 feet — as­sumes a rapid mass loss from the Antarc­tic ice sheet.

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