25 Jun 2008

Ocean Uh-oh...

via Yubanet:
New research suggests that ocean temperature and associated sea level increases between 1961 and 2003 were 50 percent larger than estimated in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
Higher temperatures mean water will expand more, leading to higher sea-levels and faster-flooding of low-lying areas.

Bottom Line: If you live near the sea, I suggest that you get your galoshes and life-rafts ready for bigger storm surges, greater erosion, etc.


  1. David: Will these discoveries lead only to more "current hysteria for action on global warming..." as per Roberts and Boudreaux? I do think that the lions share of us (scientists and informed public) who take environmental issues seriously also take economics seriously. Now, to convince prominent economists to take the science and the environment seriously.

  2. Don, good economists take science seriously. I know that Russ and Don are good economists *most of the time* but they may have overstepped their competence on resource and environmental issues. (They certainly did in your opinion :)


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