Graph of the Day for November 3, 2009

"Greenland and West Antarctica are such massive amounts of ice each one of would lead to a six to seven metre increase in sea level if it were to melt... Each one metre of sea level rise is associated with 100 million climate refugees in the world."

Al Gore, Oct. 27, 2009. 

Source:  Global Warming Art, prepared by Robert A. Rohde from published data.    Similar graphs appear in NASA and Canadian government sources.

Hoven's Index for November 3, 2009

Approximate sea level rise since the last ice age (20,000 years):  400 feet (120 meters).  (See above chart.) 

Estimated sea level rise from 1880 to 2000 (120 years): less than 8 inches (0.2 meters).

Predicted sea level rise from 1990 to 2090 (100 years):  7 inches to 1.9 feet (0.18 to 0.59 meters).

Source: The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007, Table SPM.1