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Satellite Snafu Masked True Sea-Level Rise for Decades


Ice sheet thaw

As the Greenland ice sheet thaws, it is helping to raise the world's sea levels.

Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty

The numbers didn't add up. Even as Earth grew warmer and glaciers and ice sheets thawed, decades of satellite data seemed to show that the rate of sea-level rise was holding steady—or even declining.

From Nature
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