Even sea level rise was better in the 90's

The list of things that are rising includes global temperatures, leavened bread, my lack of interest in "what the youths are saying these days", and sea levels.

And, according to a new study by Dieng et al., the rate of sea level rise has been faster over the past 10 years than it was in the 90's. Averaging sea level data from 26 different data sets, the authors found that during 1993-2004 sea levels were increasing at a rate of 2.7 mm/year, whereas sea levels were rising at a rate of 3.5 mm/year during 2004-2015.

The authors don't make any predictions of future rates of sea level rise, probably because predicting the future is tricky, but it's pretty safe to say that sea levels are going to continue to rise. And if they continue at this current faster rate, by 2032 you better hem up your flood pants an extra 2 inches. Also, if you're planning a trip to the Maldives for 2032, maybe sign up now for that "Breathing Underwater for Beginners" class at the YMCA.