South China Sea level is 150mm up since early 20th century
Researchers from South China Sea Institute of Oceanology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences have revealed that the water level in the South China Sea has risen by 150mm since 1900 – as reported by TASS with reference to China Daily
According to the publication, the scientists made this discovery after studying the specifics of coral development. The study showed that, from 1850 to 1900, the sea level rose by 0.73mm per year and then rose by 1.31mm per year from 1900 to 2015. In addition, in the 1990s, the process noticeably accelerated – to reach up to 3.75mm per year.
Experts say such changes may be the result of a combination of solar activity and greenhouse gases. Moreover, the latter may have been the dominant factor since 1950.