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Global Sea Level Drops 6 mm in 2010 [NASA satellite data]
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Posted on 02/08/2012 1:28:10 PM PST by grundle

The red line in this image shows the long-term increase in global sea level since satellite altimeters began measuring it in the early 1990s. Since then, sea level has risen by a little more than an inch each decade, or about 3 millimeters per year. While most years have recorded a rise in global sea level, the recent drop of nearly a quarter of an inch, or half a centimeter, is attributable to the switch from El Niño to La Niña conditions in the Pacific. The insets show sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean caused by the recent El Niño and La Niña (see http://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/science/elninopdo for more information on these images). Image credit: S. Nerem, University of Colorado


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; marxism; nwo; scam; sealevel; un
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1 posted on 02/08/2012 1:28:19 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

2 posted on 02/08/2012 1:30:53 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: grundle

OMG, we’re gonna die.


3 posted on 02/08/2012 1:32:04 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: tomkat

Oh boy! Maybe we can get Eastwood to do another commercial.


4 posted on 02/08/2012 1:32:35 PM PST by grandpa jones
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To: grundle

It’s worse than I thought. Global Warming (tm) made the sea levels rise by 16 feet, concurrently the heat from global warming caused evaporation which lowered the sea levels by 16 feet (plus 2 cm).


5 posted on 02/08/2012 1:36:01 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: grundle
So....

Is this "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal"...?

Is that the sound of a head swelling I hear?

6 posted on 02/08/2012 1:36:24 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: grundle

“This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

Most megalomaniacal line in Barack Obama’s speech. We laughed a lot.


7 posted on 02/08/2012 1:37:42 PM PST by steadcom
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To: grundle

6mm is nothing.


8 posted on 02/08/2012 1:37:56 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: grundle
So I guess 0bama can claim to have kept one campaign promise.
9 posted on 02/08/2012 1:37:56 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: grundle

I thought global warming was suppose to melt the icecaps and increase the global sea level.


10 posted on 02/08/2012 1:39:13 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: grundle
"CO2 Lies": German Media Destroys the Global Warming Scam
11 posted on 02/08/2012 1:44:40 PM PST by opentalk
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To: grundle

AAAAAH!! NEXT THING Y’KNOW IT’LL BE 7MM!!! I’M THIRSTY!!


12 posted on 02/08/2012 1:44:58 PM PST by albie
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To: grundle

The real question: Is the sea level falling or are the tectonic plates being pushed upwards by 6 mm?


13 posted on 02/08/2012 1:47:03 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: grundle; TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

Al Gore and Dr. James Hansen find this pesky Satellite Data very disturbing and NOT to be trusted....


14 posted on 02/08/2012 1:48:40 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: CaptainK
I thought global warming was suppose to melt the icecaps and increase the global sea level.

No, Global Warming makes the planet both hotter and colder, therefore the sea level will both rise and fall.
This proves it.
Can't follow that? Doesn't matter, it still our fault and we have to use even more curly light bulbs and pay trillions of dollars to developing nations to stop it.

15 posted on 02/08/2012 1:48:46 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: RJS1950

"is the ground risin'?"

16 posted on 02/08/2012 1:49:56 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: RJS1950
Neither. It's a hidden alien base sitting at the bottom of the ocean consuming our water.

. . . and you all thought that Battle: Los Angeles was just a movie.

HAH! I say it again. HAH!
17 posted on 02/08/2012 1:51:58 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: grundle

They are going to try and change the scam, possibly to protecting animal species, animals that are becoming extinct. Too many people..the earth is fragile


18 posted on 02/08/2012 1:51:58 PM PST by opentalk
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To: grundle
The sea level goes down and we all are going to die unless we give up all of our hard earned labor and change our ways.

The sea level goes up and we are all going to die unless we give up our hard earned labor and change our ways.

The sea level is stuck in place and we are all going to die unless we give up all of our hard earned labor and change our ways....

19 posted on 02/08/2012 1:52:11 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

where did the water go?

did it become..... ice??


20 posted on 02/08/2012 1:58:14 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: grundle

Thats a little more sea water real estate for the Delta Smelt lil’ fishies.... the enviro-greenies should be thrilled.
Too bad for them that fish don’t vote!


21 posted on 02/08/2012 1:59:53 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: grundle

I thought melting ice added water to the seas...ooops! Maybe our man-made global warming has created some trickster, evil ice process?


22 posted on 02/08/2012 2:00:20 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: The_Victor

Don’t give him any ideas.


23 posted on 02/08/2012 2:00:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: GeronL

“where did the water go?”

Boiled off, on account of all the Global Warming going on.


24 posted on 02/08/2012 2:01:01 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: grundle

WOW! Obama really did stop the oceans from rising!


25 posted on 02/08/2012 2:01:05 PM PST by null and void (Day 1115 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: grundle
Global Sea Level Drops 6 mm in 2010...

Could be leaky drainplugs at the bottom of the oceans. Liberalism-made leaky drainplugs cause it. If you don't believe so, then you are a drainplug denier.

26 posted on 02/08/2012 2:06:23 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: grundle

Now I know that Obama must be re-elected for another four year term! He is the hope man with which we can avoid climate change! (OMG. I’m out of breath!)

Just why in hell would you post this piece of garbage?


27 posted on 02/08/2012 2:07:48 PM PST by IbJensen (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: RJS1950

I’d certainly guess that Florida is sinking.


28 posted on 02/08/2012 2:12:56 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: GeronL

Well, I DID fill up my pool....


29 posted on 02/08/2012 2:14:37 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: MrB

“is the ground risin’?”

Could be the whole planet is expanding:
http://xearththeory.com/

Great animations:
http://www.nealadams.com/nmu.html

Little off topic (earthquakes), but wow!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwWn_W6ZbT4&feature=related


30 posted on 02/08/2012 2:15:43 PM PST by Zuse
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To: grundle

I’d like to know how you can get a measurement THAT small on something so huge that’s always moving.


31 posted on 02/08/2012 2:15:43 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: The_Victor
So I guess 0bama can claim to have kept one campaign promise.

Post of the day! BTTT!
32 posted on 02/08/2012 2:23:08 PM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: grundle

So shouldn’t this put an end to the “beachfront in Kansas” fearmongers?


33 posted on 02/08/2012 2:23:33 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: grundle
The insets show sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean

Well, no wonder we here in Florida didn't see it in the Gulf or the Atlantic, it all happened in the Pacific.

Wonder what would happen if all the world's seas were connected?< /sarcasm >

34 posted on 02/08/2012 2:23:33 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: grundle
Global Sea Level Drops 6 mm

This happens every time Rosie O'Donnell walks up onto the beach after a dip in the ocean.

35 posted on 02/08/2012 2:28:48 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: grundle

3.2mm/year is like 1/8 of an inch! This is series!


36 posted on 02/08/2012 2:47:31 PM PST by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: diverteach
I’d like to know how you can get a measurement THAT small on something so huge that’s always moving.

Basically, you take lots and lots of measurements over time and average them. Factors such as season, lunar/planetary alignments, satellite orbital eccentricity, sea surface temperature, etc will also be accounted for in this process.

37 posted on 02/08/2012 3:01:26 PM PST by fso301
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To: Procyon

Given the surface area of the ocean, it is.
Since we haven’t had warming in 15 years and may be seeing a cooling, I wonder if the new ice age has started.


38 posted on 02/08/2012 3:05:27 PM PST by tbw2
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To: CaptainK

The Global Warming is worse than we thought. It’s so hot that the water from melted polar ice caps is evaporating!

We are DOOMED!


39 posted on 02/08/2012 3:06:11 PM PST by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: RJS1950
The real question: Is the sea level falling or are the tectonic plates being pushed upwards by 6 mm?

Actually, that is not the real question. Indeed that question is meaningless.

Satellite based sea level measurements are made with RADAR altimeters or LASER altimeters. The satellite instruments measure distance between the satellite and the sea surface (which is far from level). The satellite is in a known orbit, at a known distance from Earth's center of mass ... difference gives "sea level". The real data processing is somewhat more complex than that, but that's the basic theory of it.

40 posted on 02/08/2012 3:13:59 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard; RJS1950
"Actually, that is not the real question. Indeed that question is meaningless.

" Actually, not so meaningless. The tectonic plates are in constant motion. Most of the northern (and southern) land masses, which were covered by miles-thick ice sheets, in the last ice age, are still rising. As the continental land masses rise, the plates underneath the oceans could fall, because of the displaced magma. This post ice-age rebound is well documented. It is not the only reason that plates are “rising” or “falling”. (Convection currents in the mantle are probably more important.)

If the ocean were to get deeper (ie the plates underlying the water were to “fall”) then the surface of the ocean would also drop, relative to the centre of the earth.

I'm not saying this is what's happening here — just saying that the original question isn't meaningless.

Here's a link to an interesting graphic on the subject:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/PGR_Paulson2007_Rate_of_Lithospheric_Uplift_due_to_PGR.png

41 posted on 02/08/2012 3:35:37 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Sudetenland

“Neither. It’s a hidden alien base sitting at the bottom of the ocean consuming our water.”

I call BS.

It’s all the desalinization plants along the African shorelines producing fresh water for our African brethren. They are using that water to plant crops, grow food, raise animals and feed the continent.

With those plants, they have created economies that have made many people on the continent very wealthy. Poverty has decreased, hunger has decreased and next year they are building the first water park in the Mogadishu suburbs.

This is exciting news.


42 posted on 02/08/2012 3:36:03 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; TenthAmendmentChampion; SolitaryMan; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ...
Thanx for the ping Ernest_at_the_Beach !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

43 posted on 02/08/2012 3:37:51 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: grundle

NASA is run by 20 IQ gnats who couldn’t land a fly on dead meat.


44 posted on 02/08/2012 4:40:05 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: grundle
Probably caused by all that Ice in the canals of Venice. Hat tip to iceagenow.info

Ice clogs the canals of Venice, Italy

45 posted on 02/08/2012 5:33:52 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: grundle

The melting of Himalayan glaciers caused controversy in 2009 when a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change mistakenly stated that they would disappear by 2035, instead of 2350. However, the scientist who led the new work is clear that while greater uncertainty has been discovered in Asia’s highest mountains, the melting of ice caps and glaciers around the world remains a serious concern.

“Our results and those of everyone else show we are losing a huge amount of water into the oceans every year,” said Prof John Wahr of the University of Colorado. “People should be just as worried about the melting of the world’s ice as they were before.”

His team’s study, published in the journal Nature, concludes that between 443-629bn tonnes of meltwater overall are added to the world’s oceans each year. This is raising sea level by about 1.5mm a year, the team reports, in addition to the 2mm a year caused by expansion of the warming ocean.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/08/glaciers-mountains?intcmp=122


So, the ocean is rising at a total rate of 3.5 mm/year, causing a drop of 6mm.

That must be along the same lines as “global warming causes it to be colder”.


46 posted on 02/08/2012 5:38:49 PM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: grundle
Claim That Sea Level Is Rising Is a Total Fraud

Sea levels began to rise 18k years ago at the end of the last glacial period. They have risen about 135 meters since then which is an average of 7.5 millimeters per year. That is an average of 750 mm per century (29.5 inches) which is far more than the average over the last century.

From 1880 to 2000 sea level rose about 20 cm or just under 8 inches. Far far less than the nearly 30 inches per century average over the last 18,000 years.

48 posted on 02/08/2012 6:27:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Will Baraq be using this in his 2012 campaign commercials?


49 posted on 02/08/2012 6:32:10 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Al Gore and Dr. James Hansen find this pesky Satellite Data very disturbing and NOT to be trusted...."
heheh. Certainly you are correct.
50 posted on 02/08/2012 7:31:56 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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