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Schwarzenegger predicts sea-level will go up like a hockey stick



Yesterday, California Governor Schwarzenegger unveiled a map showing sea level rising by 1.5 meters over the next century. The Globe Daily Mail reports:
A map of how California will be affected by climate change in the future was unveiled yesterday by state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The map, which demonstrates the devastating effects of global warming in just a century, shows how San Francisco Airport would be completely underwater if sea levels were to rise by 150cm (60in).

But, as is typical of press reporting on climate change, neither the Globe Daily Mail nor any of the other newspapers reporting the press conference saw fit to show just how different this prediction is from the actual data. The abrupt upward trend of the prediction appears to be a sort of "hockey stick" going up from the actual sea level readings, precisely measured by satellite.

The jagged data shown on the graph through the middle of 2009 was reported by the University of Colorado; sea levels have been rising since the last ice age. The smooth line is Schwarzenegger's dramatic prediction!

Schwarzenegger's "hockey stick" may even surpass the original global warmers' "hockey stick." No small feat: The original "hockey stick" erased the Vikings' Greenland farming settlements from history!

I think that Schwarzenegger deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for this daring prediction, don't you?



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