Found this chart on a global warming alarmist site.
Note a couple of things. Over 120 years, the oceans rose 200 mm. That's less than 8 inches.
Also, that has occurred, according to this chart, at a fairly even pace, with half of it occurring long before autos and power plants were in large numbers.
It also followed "the little ice age," a cooling period when presumably the sea levels declined.
Those evil devices, as we know from alarmist hysteria, are to blame for the rapid warming of the planet they keep predicting, which is not taking place.
Barack Obama promised to halt the seas from rising, if elected. He also promised to increase employment.
Now, it turns out, those events will only happen during his second term.