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East Coast flooding is a reminder that sea level is rising as the climate warms – here’s why the ocean is pouring in more often

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The U.S. East Coast has been hit with hurricanelike flooding in recent weeks, with South Carolina and Georgia getting the latest round. High tides are part of the problem, but there's another risk that has been slowly creeping up: sea level rise.

A quick guide to climate change jargon – what experts mean by mitigation, carbon neutral and 6 other key terms

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As a major U.N. climate conference gets underway on Oct. 31, 2021, you'll be hearing a lot of technical terms tossed around: mitigation, carbon neutral, sustainable development. The language can feel overwhelming.