Sea Levels are Rising...Really?

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    While he has some professional credentials, he seems to be a bit of a fruitcake. Respected? Maybe by the Dowsing Societies.

    Inhofes List of Global Warming Deniers Includes Scientists Who Have Received Industry Money - thedailygreen.com

    5. Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, emeritus professor of paleogeophysics and geodynamics, Stockholm University, Sweden. Strong ties to the oil industry, and claims to be an expert in "dowsing." Connected to the anti-global warming group Natural Resources Stewardship Project.
    Nils-Axel Morner
    Nils-Axel Mörner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Real information from real scientists using satellite technology to precisely measure the rising sea level.

    Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry / Sea level rise

    Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry / Sea level rise
    Sea level rise
    One of the most significant potential impacts of climate change is sea level rise that may cause inundation of coastal areas and islands, shoreline erosion, and destruction of important ecosystems such as wetlands and mangroves. As global temperatures increase, sea level rises due to a thermal expansion of upper layers of the ocean and melting of glaciers and ice sheets.

    The measurement of long-term changes in global mean sea level can provide an important corroboration of predictions by climate models of global warming. Satellite altimeter radar measurements can be combined with precisely known spacecraft orbits to measuring sea level on a global basis with unprecedented accuracy. A series of satellite missions that started with TOPEX/Poseidon (T/P) in 1992 and continued with Jason-1 (2001) and Jason-2 (2008) estimate global mean sea level every 10 days with an uncertainty of 3–4 mm. This climate record has continued with Jason-2 beginning in mid-2008.

    Jason-2, launched 20 June 2008, is a joint effort between NOAA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, France's Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

    The latest mean sea level time series and maps of regional sea level change can be found on this site
     
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    Mörner has written a number of works claiming to provide theoretical support for dowsing. [1] He was elected "Deceiver of the year" by Föreningen Vetenskap och Folkbildning in 1995 for "organizing university courses about dowsing..."[2]. In 1997 James Randi asked him to claim The One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge, making a controlled experiment to prove that dowsing works.[14] Mörner declined the offer.[15]

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    Sea levels have risen 300 feet in the last 12,000 years
     
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    Is it me or does the rising sea level chart look a lot like Mann tree ring chart?
     

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