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Their work has added collectively about 150 years worth of historic data to the existing record of English Channel sea-level change and extended the data along the south coast. Their findings are published in the latest edition of the journal Continental Shelf Research.
The data shows that both average sea levels and extreme sea levels have been rising at a similar rate through the 20th Century. The rate of rise is in the range 1.2 to 2.2 mm per year, with 1.3 mm per year recorded at Southampton.
Sea levels had already been rising for almost 400 years, as the world recovered from the Little Ice Age. That much was perfectly natural. But the process has been accelerating: a two-centimetre rise during the 18th century became six centimetres in the 19th century and 19cm in the 20th. In the 1990s, the rate rose by 50 per cent, reaching the equivalent of 30cm in a century, and is now nearer 40cm. If things continue, a one-metre rise by 2100 looks more than likely: indeed, the Thames Barrier is already being raised more and more often to protect London, and some studies suggest a new and bigger barrage could be needed as soon as 2030.
Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says
for National Geographic News
February 28, 2007
Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human-induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory.
Earth is currently experiencing rapid warming, which the vast majority of climate scientists says is due to humans pumping huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Mars, too, appears to be enjoying more mild and balmy temperatures.
In 2005 data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide "ice caps" near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.
Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.
"The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars," he said.
Abdussamatov believes that changes in the sun's heat output can account for almost all the climate changes we see on both planets.
Mars and Earth, for instance, have experienced periodic ice ages throughout their histories.
"Man-made greenhouse warming has made a small contribution to the warming seen on Earth in recent years, but it cannot compete with the increase in solar irradiance," Abdussamatov said.
Originally posted by dodadoom
It's like an addiction. We are in a perpetual state of denial.
Climate change is but one example of this lack of concern.
HOW DOGS DAMAGE THE PLANET LIKE A 4X4
A MEDIUM-sized dog has the same carbon impact as a Toyota Land Cruiser driven 6,000 miles a year, a new book claims.
Time To Eat The Dog: The Real Guide To Sustainable Living also suggests a cat is equivalent to running a Volkswagen Golf.
The findings are based on the amount of land needed to grow food for pets.
Even a pair of hamsters do the same damage as running a plasma television, say the book’s authors Robert and Brenda Vale.
But rabbits and chickens were eco-friendly because they provide meat for their owners, while a canary or a goldfish does little harm to the planet, the authors said.
It's Too Late : Only 10-years before open sea in the Arctic
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Pretty soon, they'll blame Aunt Tillie for rocking her chair while knitting.
Too late for what? Why in the world would we want to stop a natural cycle?
This is another BS excuse by envirolunatics trying to sell the global warming hoax as fast as possible before we keep getting colder due to the low activity of the Sun.
Improvements to a process for moving icebergs from Antarctica to arid destinations wherein the iceberg is thermally insulated on bottom and sides with kelp grown into mats, pushed with a subtug below sea level to direct its force vector throught the iceberg's center of gravity, stopped at a destination site by pawls extending from bedrock at the bottom of a channel which has multiple rolldams made of rollable round discs which can open the channel to allow passage of the iceberg and close the channel to contain melt water.