Skeptics, and particularly Nils-Axel Mörner have been saying that sea level rise, as recorded by tide gauges has been much slower than widely advertised. They’ve also pointed out how the rates of sea-level rise have either stayed the same or slowed down. There’s been no sign of the acceleration needed for the wildly speculative hypothesis that your SUV, and China’s coal plants are warming the ocean.
This week a new Nature paper (Hay et al) shows the skeptics were right — but did that view make it to any news broadcast?
Watch the sea-level scare mutate
Even in The Australian the spin from the propaganda machine gets a running, and the previous slow rise is used to pump the scare that the modern “acceleration” is even scarier. What the Australian(and selected sea level “experts”) don’t mention is that the tide-gauges don’t show any acceleration, and nor did the raw recordings from satellites. The 3mm rising sea claims apparently come from satellites that were calibrated to one subsiding tide gauge in Hong Kong.
It’s cherry picking par excellence. We might finally accept tide gauges up to 1990, but after that the tide gauges don’t count — bring in the “adjusted” satellites.
Odd… the account in the Dallas Morning News this morning was titled “Sea Levels Rise Accelerated Due To Sea Ice Melt”, yet the article goes on to show the rising stopped ten years ago. It went on to explain that the tide gauges were untrustworthy, so they use statistical and computer models to get the results they wanted.
Is it time to panic yet? Did Al put a “For Sale” sign in front of his $9 million coastal mansion yet?
I guess whoever wrote that headline never heard of Archimedes, and never noticed that his glass didn’t overflow when the ice in his drink melted.