The latest from the BBC's all-bad-all-the-time AGW alarmism:
"For the past 2,000 years, the [global average] sea level was very stable, it only varied by about 20cm," said Svetlana Jevrejeva from the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL), near Liverpool, UK.
"But by the end of the century, we predict it will rise by between 0.8m and 1.5m.
I'm not sure what more can be said. The scientists have 2,000 years of actual evidence, including much warmer times when great land masses such as Greenland were "green", in which world sea levels varied by a mere 10 inches.
However, they also have computer models, fed with data and assumptions, that enable them to predict sea level rises of three-five feet in the next 90 years.
So which do they go with -- hard historical evidence or speculative computer models?
Hint: only one will result in massive amounts of fresh AGW funding.
Here's what I want to know: are AGW alarmists buying up real-estate that is one block in from coastline properties?
Or do even they believe their predictions may be only so much hot air?
And that's the way the Ball bounces.