The archaeologist hired by MDM Development to dig at the Met Square site says that he has uncovered evidence that the sea level has risen at least a foot over the past 150 years.
Bob Carr told the Herald that he found bricks from Fort Dallas, dating back to the 1860s, that were submerged a foot below the water table. Carr says that this is evidence that the water table was once much lower.
Scientists believe that the sea level has risen 8 inches since 1870, according to the IPCC. Carr said that the evidence showed that sea level rise may have been between 1-2 feet, significantly worse than IPCC calculations.