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CONVINCED Va. scientist finds rising East Coast sea levels

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    John Boon, a Virginia Institute of Marine Science oceanographer whose 2012 study showed that the rate of rising seas is increasing along much of the East Coast. He is shown on breakwater at Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester on Monday, April 22, 2013.

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013 12:00 am

GLOUCESTER POINT For years, computer simulations have predicted that climate change will cause East Coast sea levels to rise at an increasingly rapid rate.

In a 2010 study, Virginia Institute of Marine Science oceanographer John Boon looked at decades of tide-gauge readings for evidence of this ever-faster-rising water.

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