Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Rising sea levels

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.


At 6/14/2006 06:47:00 PM, Blogger oyster said...

Really great work, Schroeder.

That chart is scarier than hell.

At 6/15/2006 10:08:00 AM, Blogger Mr. Clio said...

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

At 6/15/2006 10:52:00 AM, Blogger 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.

At 6/15/2006 01:10:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Very good Jeffrey!!! HA!!!

At 6/16/2006 01:18:00 PM, Anonymous 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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