I'm confused. It seems even the experts can't agree on what is happening with global weather.
An article written by Lee Dye, referred to the rise in temperature as "the so-called greenhouse effect" ("The Changing Earth--Science Grapples With Huge Challenge," Part I, Dec. 8). Also mentioned was rising sea level and the fears of waterfront lot owners. One specialist indicated he would purchase any beach property from those concerned with losing their homes. "Some scientists have argued that global warming is pushing sea level up by about 1 millimeter a year." One millimeter is the diameter of a human hair, as indicated in Dye's story.
It was noted perhaps the Earth is still recovering from the last ice age. As the ice cover recedes back to the polar regions, the reduced weight would permit land masses to "rebound." Melting ice would flow into the oceans. If this is true, would it be easier or more difficult to measure any rise in sea level?
A second article appearing Dec. 13 was written by Larry B. Stammer ("California in 2030: a Greenhouse Vision," Part I). He quoted another expert as saying, "The greenhouse effect is real." The comments about sea waters rising would be in direct contradiction to the first article.