International News Archive - November 14, 2012
Since 1900 the global sea level has risen by approximately 20 cm. Melting glaciers are one of the causes – along with warming and thereby expanding sea water, melting Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, and changing terrestrial water storage in dammed lakes and groundwater reservoirs.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).