Thursday, July 27, 2006

7 inches

"Global sea levels could rise by more than 20 feet with the loss of shelf ice in Greenland and Antarctica, devastating coastal areas worldwide." -- Al Gore's web site Climate Crisis

Checking the fine print in Al Gore's web site shows that he does not indicate a time frame for his claim. The so-called 'consensus' of science says this time frame is 100 years. Yet now I hear that Al may mean 1000 years. There is a difference. Others won't say what the time frame is. In 1000 years a 20 foot rise would cause no disaster, if fact, it would not be beyond the standard deviation for historical trends of sea level rise. In 100 years, it certainly would be a 'big deal.' So which is it Al? Is it 100 or 1000 years? Should we run screaming, scared of Global Warming? Or should we simply yawn. Well, since Gore claims to have 'invented the internet,' why not relax, sit back, kick off our shoes, put up our feet and just wait until Gore applies his superior intellect to the invention that will stop this looming disaster. ;)

Here is an article from the U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 095-02. This article is part of the 'consensus' and it is from the government. It states that: "Global sea level has risen about 18 centimeters (7.1 inches) in the past century (Douglas, 1997). Computer models suggest that climate change will cause an additional rise of 48 cm (18.9 in.) by the year 2100 (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001), which is more than double the rate of sea-level rise over the past century."

So why does Gore insist on 20 feet? 1.5 foot is more like it, and that is WITH the so-called global warming. If there is no global warming it will probably only be the historical value of 7 inches.

[while looking at Lord Farquaad's huge castle]
Shrek: Do you think he's maybe compensating for something?


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