(Above--The sea is all around us.)
Is this complete proof that global warming is taking place and causing the seas to rise?
You can't prove it for 100%.
Any bit of doubt allows corporate intrests--and the Republican Party that corporate interests own--to avoid discussing this issue in any serious fashion.
I know--- The EPA website is socialist plot to take away our SUV's and make us all drive Yugos.
"The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities."
If we would just cut all funding for the NSF, than the problem of global warming and rising sea levels would go away.
"The rate of sea level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years--and has shown a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level.... The team found that sea level was relatively stable from 200 BC to 1,000 AD. Then in the 11th century, sea level rose by about half a millimeter each year for 400 years, linked with a warm climate period known as the Medieval Climate Anomaly. Then there was a second period of stable sea level during a cooler period called the Little Ice Age. It persisted until the late 19th century. Since the late 19th century, sea level has risen by more than 2 millimeters per year on average, the steepest rate for more than 2,100 years."
Of course, as is often the case, it is not just conservatives that are the problem when it comes to the inability to have a serious discussion over important national issues.
As it is with so many issues before us in our nation, everyday people are going to have to decide to take the lead and are going to have to pressure political and corporate leaders for more action.
At the moment, we seem unable to even discuss the matter because the Republican Party takes opposition to the idea of climate change as a matter of faith.
But the fact is that faith is faith and science is science. The two are separate for someone who has confidence in their faith and hope for our future.