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Sea Levels Rising Ever Faster—But Don’t Tell Anybody

A new study says that sea levels are rising at the fastest rate in 2000 years.

(Above–The sea is all around us.)

Is this complete proof that global warming is taking place and causing the seas to rise?

You can’t prove it for 100%.

Any bit of doubt allows corporate intrests–and the Republican Party that corporate interests own–to avoid discussing this issue in any serious fashion.

Here is the EPA climate change website.

I know— The EPA website is socialist plot to take away our SUV’s and make us all drive Yugos.

The new sea level study has been completed with funding from the National Science Foundation. 

Here are some facts about the NSF

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities.”

If we would just cut all funding for the NSF, than the problem of global warming and rising sea levels would go away.

Here are some details from the NSF sea level study—

“The rate of sea level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years–and has shown a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level…. The team found that sea level was relatively stable from 200 BC to 1,000 AD. Then in the 11th century, sea level rose by about half a millimeter each year for 400 years, linked with a warm climate period known as the Medieval Climate Anomaly. Then there was a second period of stable sea level during a cooler period called the Little Ice Age. It persisted until the late 19th century. Since the late 19th century, sea level has risen by more than 2 millimeters per year on average, the steepest rate for more than 2,100 years.”

Of course, as is often the case, it is not just conservatives that are the problem when it comes to the inability to have a serious discussion over important national issues.

Former Vice President Al Gore recently criticized President Obama for a lackluster approace to global warming concerns.

As it is with so many issues before us in our nation, everyday people are going to have to decide to take the lead and are going to have to pressure political and corporate leaders for more action.

At the moment, we seem unable to even discuss the matter because the Republican Party takes opposition to the idea of climate change as a matter of faith.

But the fact is that faith is faith and science is science. The two are separate for someone who has confidence in their faith and hope for our future.

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June 24, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Always a timely subject that needs our constant attention

    Comment by lbwoodgate | June 24, 2011

  2. Yep–Hopefully we can at least talk about the issue before it is to late.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | June 25, 2011

  3. The Republican Party is not the whole world, despite political pundits who are so focused on the ridiculous lengths to which they go that the fact that there is an agenda driving the IPCC and European flogging of carbon credits enables practices which actually allow polluters to be rewarded for continuing their abuse of the environment. In fact, Australian sources will tell you how those levies detract from their ability to fund alternative energy supply !
    AGW – not Climate Change – is the matter under attack : and simply as an evaluation of unfounded exaggeration and scaremongering. That is truly regrettable when mountaintop strip mining pollutes water supply in a manner which cannot be reversed and policies flogging natural gas and coal use are examined in a manner which focuses on airborne plant food and not waterborne toxins.
    Since there is no technological alternative which is economically viable to petroleum/fossil fuel use – a matter which also need fixing – the ‘Denier’ meme freezes matters in a disastrous false conundrum.

    Comment by opit | June 26, 2011

  4. Eventually, the Republicans’ mis-leaders will have thoroughly positioned their financial interests to take full advantage of the effects of climate change…Then they’ll tell their minions that “global warming” is real. The minions will accept it – unquestioningly – and will (somehow) blame “liberals” for the problem.

    Comment by Brad Neal | June 27, 2011

  5. I didn’t say diddly about ‘the reality of global warming’. Rather I cannot see how fortunetelling falls within the parameters of ‘scientific method.’
    Category Archives: Global Warming Denial Machine
    http://oldephartte.livejournal.com/5539.html
    But I can see how China and the USA are positioned to be the beneficiaries of policies which devote global taxation on the use of fire…to which they themselves are exempt…and the proceeds go to…the IPCC !
    “Former Vice President Al Gore recently criticized President Obama for a lackluster approace to global warming concerns.”
    I’d have a lackluster approach too if I was pulling off a con – even if I was criticised by an Enron participant.
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1813229/posts
    Maybe have a look at my sidebar sometime. I’ve been having fun ! And if my sources seem too frivolous
    Global Warming (Sep. 13, 2006) – Educate Yourself

    educate-yourself.org/lte/globalwarming13sep06.shtml – Cached
    13 Sep 2006 – September 14, 2006. “Global Warming” is a psychological operation, a “psyops”, to condition the public to believe that we are going to be in ..

    Comment by oldephartte | August 13, 2011


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