Sea levels rising? Not exactly

May 9th, 2011
Orange County Register
Mark Landsbaum

Apparently it took a while to get it right, but the folks over at the Hockey Schtick are reporting: “Following a long

delay and some controversial “adjustments,”

The University of Colorado sea level satellite data was recently released. A plot of the rate of sea level rise shows a stable rate between 2003 and 2007, and declining rates since 2007.

Did you catch that?

Sea levels were stable for about four years up to 2007. And since?

They’ve been declining.

Hm. But CO2 has been increasing. And that causes global warming, right? And global warming causes polar ice to melt, right? And that causes sea levels to rise, right?

Not exactly.