Rising Waters (image) The Earth Institute at Columbia University Share Print E-Mail Caption Water temperatures, which influence sea level, are expected to rise sharply in the 21st century along the eastern United States. Redder areas on the map show projected temperatures at the higher end of the scale. Credit Little et al., Nature Climate Change, 2015 Usage Restrictions Credit must be given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.