Ground water extraction is likely responsible for the bulk of the 8 inches sea level rise over the last century.
Land makes up 30% of the planet. Suppose that typical aquifer porosity was 30%. It would only take an average drop of the water table of about six feet to account for all observed sea level rise in the last century.
In China, aquifers are dropping 20 feet per year. Alarmists of course have ignored the science, because all they care about is using CO2 as a prop to shove their socialist vision down everyone else’s throats.
But now that sea level is declining, they suddenly are interested in how much water there is on land.