Anybody seen the latest Sea Level numbers?

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    a few months ago I opined that NCAR was holding up release of data because of falling levels. instead they added the GIA adjustment to keep the numbers up. now the latest figures show a half centimetre drop. add in the half centimetre adjustment and youre talking a pretty impressive change. like I said before, you can only push the numbers around for so long before you use up all the slack in the system and need to make a big correction.
     
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    I hear there were a lot of 4's and 5's in there
     
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    graphic from NASA
     
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    Envisat is the purple line. notice how it is started higher than the other data in 2004
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    Well our fearless leader finally can claim to have kept a campaign promise:

    June 3, 2008, when he clinched the Democratic nomination for President:
    ". . . .this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment—this was the time—when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals. . . ."

    And here I thought he was just a megalamaniac, but it ain't braggin' if you can do it. :)
     
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    Means that the oceans are no long absorbing heat and expanding. Hell if it is going down then you have to ask yourself how does that work into the idea of the land glaciers of greenland and antarctica melting?
     
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    Matt- you've probably seen the graphic that shows a constant linear trend since the Little Ice Age with a 60 year sine wave added for natural variation of ocean currents etc. this recent slow down is just part of the cycle. the recent AGW meme in climate science is just too tethered into thinking CO2 as the main driver to consider anything else. during the 90s everything made sense and a lot of opinions hardened into belief. now nature is not cooperating and data has been discounted or fudged to support a theory that is less probable by the month. ten years from now there will be quite a few sheepish researchers but we will have a fuller understanding that includes a lot more factors than just CO2.
     
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    Its a shame Wire, the algorians are going to circle the wagons and come up with some excuse soon... They are ominously quite on this....
     
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    The warmers are being particularly silent on this aren't they?:lol::lol::lol:
     

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