Overpumping groundwater contributes to rising sea levels

Grist: Pump too much groundwater and wells go dry — that’s obvious. But there is another consequence that gets little attention as a hotter, drier planet turns increasingly to groundwater for life support: So much water is being pumped out of the ground worldwide that it is contributing to global sea-level rise, a phenomenon tied largely to warming temperatures and climate change. It happens when water is hoisted out of the earth to irrigate crops and supply towns and cities, then finds its way via......

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