The water level of the South China Sea rose by 150 mm at the beginning of the twentieth century

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Experts from the Regional Institute of Oceanography of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered that the water level in the South China Sea has risen from 1900 to 150 millimeters, according to the newspaper. China DailyScientists arrived at this according to the results of their study of the characteristics of the growth and development of coral reefs.

According to the website,RTTheir calculations say that the water level rose was 0.73 mm annually, during the period from 1850 to 1900.

But from 1900 until 2015, the annual rise in the water level was 1.31 mm, and in the nineties of the last century, it rose to 3.75 mm per year..

Researchers believe that these changes are related to solar activity and global warming, and most likely the influence of the second factor became dominant after 1950.



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