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Rising sea levels

Posted by schroeder915 on June 14, 2006

NASA Earth Observatory:

A group of oceanographers announced in June 2006 that sea level rose, on average, 3 millimeters (0.1 inches) per year between 1993 and 2005. This graph shows the increase in mean sea level, measured in millimeters. Researchers attributed about half of that increase to melting ice and the other half to thermal expansion as the ocean absorbs excess energy. …

From 2002 to 2005, Antarctic ice lost enough mass to raise global sea level by 1.5 millimeters (0.05 inches).

Meanwhile, what’s President Bush doing?

President George W. Bush declared June 4-10, 2006, National Oceans Week, encouraging Americans to learn more about the ocean and sustain it for future generations.

“Sustain” it? Really? It doesn’t look to me like it’s going anywhere.


5 Responses to “Rising sea levels”

  1. oyster said

    Really great work, Schroeder.

    That chart is scarier than hell.

  2. Mr. Clio said

    Sustain? Sounds like we need to discipline those crazy rising oceans.

  3. jeffrey said

    I thought W said we could no longer rely on oceans to protect us. Seems like a waste of time to work so hard on sustaining them then.

  4. Schroeder said

    Very good Jeffrey!!! HA!!!

  5. Lenny Zimmermann said

    Most of you who’ve read my remarks here know full well I am no lover of King Bush. But I have to say I don’t really see what you really expect that hick to do about glabal warming. And I’m not fully convinced that any of this is nearly as scary as it tends to come out sounding.(

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