Benjamin Strauss

Benjamin Strauss is the chief operating officer and director of the program on sea level rise at Climate Central, a research group.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines
The oceans have risen and fallen throughout Earth’s history, following the planet’s natural temperature cycles. Twenty thousand years ago, what is now New York City was at the edge of a giant ice sheet, and the sea was roughly 400 feet lower. But as the last ice age thawed, the sea rose to where it is today.
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