Level of the South China Sea has risen by 150 mm since the beginning of the 20th century

(ORDO NEWS) — Experts from the Regional Institute of Oceanology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that the water level in the South China Sea has risen by 150 mm since 1900. This was reported on Monday by the China Daily newspaper.

According to her, Chinese scientists came to this conclusion by studying the specifics of the development of corals.

According to their calculations, from 1850 to 1900 the water level rose by 0.73 mm annually, and from 1900 to 2015 – by an average of 1.31 mm. Moreover, in the 1990s In the 20th century, this process accelerated noticeably, up to 3.75 mm per year.

According to the researchers, such changes are associated with both solar activity and greenhouse gases. The second of the factors, in their opinion, could become dominant after 1950.

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