Recent sea level rise is mostly due to thermal expansion, the same reason that mercury -- or alcohol with red dye -- climbs in a thermometer.
As evaporation accelerates, dry areas get dryer and wet areas become wetter. Why? Because "what goes up must come down," but unfortunately not in the same spot.
"If we never have another tornado or hurricane, the increased threat of droughts, heat waves, floods and fires are enough for us to take action against climate change." - Scott Mandia
"Even small rises in sea level will have very big impact in some places, as storm surges hit coasts. If you raise the floor of a basketball court by just a few inches, you will see many more slam dunks." — Twila Moon, University of Washington
"Greenland is coming your way, and faster than you think!"
In New York City, pumps at some sewage stations have been raised to higher elevations, and the city government has undertaken extensive planning.
Weather gone wild. "It's been a crazy two years. WIth droughts, and floods, and tornadoes and heat waves."
"(Recent floods) not just by the power of nature but by the power of man." — climate activist Bill McKibben
“The spreading sheet of sea ice around Antarctica could be viewed as a napkin being draped over a monstrous water pistol. “ – John Upton, science writer at Climatecentral.org.