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Bay Area Sea-Level Rise Projected to Exceed Global Average

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It’s easy to think of sea-level rise as a uniform force, occurring simultaneously and in equal measure along coastlines around the world. However, a pair of recent studies have illustrated just how complex and variable the phenomenon really is. Most relevant to us here in the Bay Area was a report released Friday by the National Research Council, a private nonprofit based in Washington, DC. It identified a particularly unexpected factor in sea-level rise: plate tectonics.