It's also worth noting that a major new study published this week concludes that the oceans are rising much more quickly than in the past:
"The current sea level rise rate — which started in 1990 — is 2.5 times faster than it was from 1900 to 1990, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Scientists say that faster pace of sea level rise is from melting ice sheets in Greenland and West Antarctica and shrinking glaciers, triggered by man-made global warming."
Fear not, however. The head of the House Science Committee, Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, dismisses such reports as the work of "global warming alarmists." He's a lawyer, so he ought to know. The chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, reassures us that it's all a hoax launched by Hollywood liberals in conspiracy with scientists out to undermine capitalism. In fact, he believes man-made climate change is literally an impossibility because God would not allow it.
His proof is Genesis 8:22, in which God promises Noah after the flood that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,” and he believes it's "outrageous" for anyone to suggest God will break that promise.
So really, we have nothing to worry about.