Climate Change Trivia

Scientist and engineers now know that sea level has been rising for some time. About how long has sea level been rising?
A. 10 years
B. 100 years
C. 1,000 years
D. 10,000 years

Select the correct answer and write it in a comment attached to this Blog Post. From all of the correct answers received, one lucky person will be selected for a small prize: “bragging rights and a previously-owned UC Davis Aggies coffee mug.” The winner will be selected and correct answer will be posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Don’t delay, post your answer today.

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6 Responses to Climate Change Trivia

  1. Julie Forrest says:

    From the looks of NOAA’s website, looks like approx. 100 years…. so my answer is B.

  2. Jim says:

    10,000 years, but who is counting?

  3. MJ Furniss says:

    ‘a’ is most correct, but …. Sea level has been rising for at least 20,000 years, but leveled off and has been remarkably stable for the past ~6,000 years, during which time most of the major river deltas of the world formed, such as the Nile, Mekong, and Mississippi.

    • clay says:

      Mike– I assume you meant “d” is most correct, not “a” ;-), based on your explanation. My old Water Science professor Delbert Henderson (still getting around in his 90’s ) used to give multiple-choice tests where you needed to explain your answers. I always thought that was best mutiple choice format to test a person’s understanding of the subject. –Clay

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