What causes uneven sea level rise at different places?

Sep 14, 2018, 9:16 AM EDT
(Source: Kevin Gill/flickr)
(Source: Kevin Gill/flickr)

A common argument hurled by climate change skeptics is that uneven global sea level rise defies the laws of physics and hence cannot be true. The notion reeks of ignorance, for there are multiple local factors and forces at play that influence the ocean level rise, hence accounting for the variance.

A study, published in the journal “Geophysical Research Letters” last year, explained how weakening monsoon winds resulted into warmer surface ocean temperatures in the northern Indian Ocean, eventually expanding the water molecules and raising sea level more than the global average, notes Science News.

Earth’s spin is another factor that accumulates river outflow water more at some locations than the other, contributing to the uneven sea level rise, which sounds so unrealistic and unscientific to climate change skeptics, reports The Guardian.