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Extreme Waves Getting Bigger December 22, 2008

Posted by tkcollier in Cool photos, Enviroment.
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The largest waves in the Pacific Northwest are getting higher by seven centimeters a year, posing an increasing threat to property close to the shore. And the strange part is: Scientists aren’t sure why.

Oregon State researchers found that the danger to property from these larger extreme waves will outweigh the impacts of rising sea levels caused by global warming over the next several decades.

via Surfers, Rejoice: Some Extreme Waves Getting Bigger | Wired Science from Wired.com.

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