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Letter: Sea level revisited

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The seven letters to the editor in the May 10 edition of the Gazette-Journal attest to the importance of sea level rise to the citizens in this area. I told the commissioners of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission last month that the issues of global warming and sea level rise are so complex the average citizen must look to people who have made their life’s work the study of such things.

In 2007, the Associated Press published an article on catastrophic sea level rise resulting from global warming. Shortly afterward, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing titled “An Examination of the Impact of Global Warming on the Chesapeake Bay.”

What follows are comments made by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) the ranking member of the Environment & Public Works Committee and those of a few of many prominent scientists and scholars from around the world who denounced the AP article as conclusions dr...

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