Tide gauges show that average sea levels have been steadily rising since the late 1800s, a worrisome trend that scientists blame on emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. But what about the centuries before then, when those gauges were mostly nonexistent? Part of the answer, a team of researchers reported this week, lies in the salt marshes of South Jersey… "It clearly illustrates that we’re living in an unusual time," said Rutgers University professor Benjamin P. Horton, one of the authors. "The paper also shows we’re the cause of this."
/ / / Detective story behind Rutgers report on rising sea levels