NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has caused quite a stir with their latest report about sea level rise. The statement attracting the most attention is:
Sea level along the U.S. coastline is projected to rise, on average, 10 – 12 inches (0.25 – 0.30 meters) in the next 30 years (2020 – 2050), which will be as much as the rise measured over the last 100 years (1920 – 2020).
The one getting far less attention than it should, is:
Sea level rise will vary regionally along U.S. coasts because of changes in both land and ocean height.
Unlike most of the critics of the report (especially the loudest ones), I actually took the time to read it.