Sea level rise is attributable to melting ice and/or thermal expansion. Coming out of the last ice age, when sea levels were about 300' lower than today, seas rose quickly in response to melting continental glaciers. This ceased about 4,000 years ago when sea level stabilized.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sea Level Rise
A record of sea level rise dating from 1880 averaged from 23 geologically stable tide gauge sites: