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COPENHAGUE – Cuando se trata del calentamiento global, abundan las historias de terror extremas. Por ejemplo, Al Gore, se ha hecho muy conocido por decir que un enorme aumento del nivel del mar (20 pies) inundaría las principales ciudades del mundo.

Jim Hansen, asesor científico de Gore y perteneciente a la NASA; incluso superó a su asesorado. Sugiere que habrá aumentos del nivel del mar de 24 metros (80 pies), y que un aumento de seis metros ocurrirá en este siglo. Poco sorprende que su colega ambientalista Bill McKibben declare que “estamos en una carrera desbocada para ahogar a gran parte del planeta y gran parte del resto de la creación”.

Considerando todas las advertencias, hay una verdad ligeramente inconveniente: a lo largo de los últimos dos años. el nivel global del mar no ha aumentado. De hecho, ha disminuido ligeramente. Desde 1992, los satélites que orbitan el planeta han medido el nivel global del mar cada 10 días con un increíble nivel de precisión: 3,4 milímetros (0.2 pulgadas). A lo largo de 2 años, los niveles del mar han bajado, y todos estos datos están disponibles en

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