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March 19, 2010
Graph of the Day for March 19, 2010
Stop hyperventilating, all you climate-change deniers. The purloined e-mail correspondence... does not prove that global warming is a fraud. If I'm wrong, somebody ought to tell the polar ice caps that they're free to stop melting.
Eugene Robinson in The Washington Post.
A picture is worth a thousand emails and pictures of the polar ice caps show a 20% decrease since 1979.
Katie Couric in her Notebook.
Source: University of Illinois, Polar Research Group.
Hoven's Index for March 19, 2010
Global warming rate, from 1850 to 2000: 0.5 degrees Celsius per century
Sea level rise rate, from 1870 to 2000: 14 centimeters (5.5 inches) per century
"Best estimate" of temperature rise over next century: 1.8 to 4.0 degrees Celsius
Predicted sea level rise over next century: 18 to 59 cm (7 to 23 inches)
Source: The UN International Panel on Climate Change, 2007 report.
Average temperature difference between Memphis and Knoxville, TN: 4.7 degrees Fahrenheit (2.6 degrees Celsius)
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