Benjamin Horton – Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Robert Kopp – Rutgers Energy Institute
Between 1901 and 2010, global sea levels rose an average of 0.19 meters, or roughly seven inches. Over the next century, they’ll continue to rise-but at this point, that’s one of the few things scientists know for certain. Less understood is how fast they’ll rise, or where in the world these changes will be the most pronounced-information that will be crucial in helping coastal communities adapt to climate change… Ben Horton, a professor of marine and coastal sciences at Rutgers University, co-authored an article with Dutton and others in Science last summer about sea-level rise during these time periods. “The geological record is very worrying,” Horton said.