Category Archives: Sea level

Latest NOAA mean sea level trend data through 2013 confirms lack of sea level rise acceleration

UN IPCC AR5 WGI claims of increasing rates of sea level rise from 1971 to 2010 are unsupported Guest essay by Larry Hamlin NOAA has released new and updated mean sea level trend data for it’s Global Network Stations tide … Continue reading

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North Carolina Outlaws Alarmist Planning Advice -Restricts SLR planning input to maximum timeframe of 30 years

Story submitted by Eric Worrall North Carolina has just outlawed the use of long term sea level predictions, when making planning decisions for sea front developments in the Outer Banks. The new rules restrict planning applications to the use of … Continue reading

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Sea Levels are Never Still

By Viv Forbes, Rosewood Qld Australia Sea levels have been rising and falling without any help from humans for as long as Earth’s oceans have existed. The fastest and most alarming sea changes to affect mankind occurred at the end … Continue reading

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Making sense of senseless sea level scares in Norfolk Virginia – 60% of the rise is from subsidence, the remainder from landfill settling

One of the problems with so called “science writers” in the mainstream media today is that few of them have the wherewithal and training to do some basic sanity checking. Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post illustrates this lack of … Continue reading

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IPCC findings dispute ABC, CBS, NBC and BBC alarmist and flawed Antarctica sea level rise claims

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin IPCC report shows Antarctica has “negative contribution to sea level” over the 21st century The recent ridiculous and scientifically flawed media claims of large Antarctica related sea level rise impacts due to “unstoppable” glacier ice … Continue reading

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Antarctica climate alarmism frenzy revisited – ill-informed, exaggerated and erroneous media claims galore

Sea level rise increase 1/2 thickness of human fingernail crates media “sea level rise alert” panic Guest essay by Larry Hamlin  During May three new scientific papers appeared addressing results of studies of Antarctica ice loss which sent the alarmist … Continue reading

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New study finds sea levels rising only 7 in. per century – with no acceleration

from CO2 Science: The authors write that “satellite altimetry measurements since 1993 have provided unique information about changes in global and regional mean sea levels,” suggesting a mean rate of rise of 3.2 mm/yr for global sea level over the … Continue reading

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Finally, some backpedaling on crazy talk about Antarctica, Glacier Ice Sheet Melt, Sea Level Rise, and LAX

Below is a screencap of the “walkback” story headline in the LATimes posted late today. This morning, about 5:30AM, I sent a short but succinct letter to the Editor of the Los Angeles Times (reproduced below) regarding the statements made … Continue reading

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Governor ‘Moonbeam’ beclowns himself over sea level rise at LAX airport

Proof positive politicians can’t do simple math. From the LA Times today: Brown’s remarks came a day after the release of two studies finding that a slow-motion and irreversible collapse of a massive cluster of glaciers in Antarctica has begun … Continue reading

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The world’s only climate refugee is denied status

Kiribati man loses his appeal for ‘climate refugee’ status in New Zealand Submitted by Eric Worrall While predictions of millions of climate refugees have been rather wide of the mark, like most climate model predictions, it is wrong to state … Continue reading

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Study: sea level rise acceleration still uncertain, we won’t have statistical certainty until 2020-2030

This is a bit of a bombshell to those that claim sea level rise is accelerating and certain. From the University of Southampton: Back to the future to determine if sea level rise is accelerating Scientists have developed a new … Continue reading

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New Report Urges Cost-Effective Adaptation To Sea-Level Change

Policies That Try To Stop ‘Global’ Sea-Level Rise Are Costly & Ineffective A new report published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation stresses the importance of revising the current expensive policies that seek to mitigate an assumed global sea-level … Continue reading

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The ocean ate my global warming

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Willie Soon sends me a fascinating paper by Beenstock et al. on sea-level rise. Beenstock, famous for taking a down-to-earth approach to climate issues, asked the question how much warming the tide gauges show if … Continue reading

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The Sea Level Cycles Get More Elusive

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my last post on the purported existence of the elusive ~60-year cycle in sea levels as claimed in the recent paper “Is there a 60-year oscillation in global mean sea level?”, I used a tool … Continue reading

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In some coastal cities, subsidence now exceeds absolute sea level rise up to a factor of ten

There is a story in the Daily Mail cited by the GWPF which talks about subsidence due to groundwater extraction. For example, North Jakarta Indonesia has sunk four meters in the last 35 years, with other parts of the city … Continue reading

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Sea level rise slows while satellite temperature ‘pause’ dominates measurement record

Measured sea level rise drops 30% with “pause” greater than half of RSS measurement period. Guest essay by Larry Hamlin A paper titled “The rate of sea-level rise” published in Nature Climate Change on March 23 by Cazenave, et al. … Continue reading

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The Elusive ~ 60-year Sea Level Cycle

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was referred to a paywalled paper called “Is there a 60-year oscillation in global mean sea level?”  The authors’ answer to the eponymous question is “yes”, in fact, their answer boils down to “dangbetcha … Continue reading

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Claim: Odds of storm waters overflowing Manhattan seawall up 20-fold, new study shows

I think I know a practical reason for this, which I’ll cover in a post later, but I’d like readers to weigh in first. From AGU: Newfound rise of storm tides by almost a foot since 1844 adds to risk … Continue reading

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Alarmists are just now discovering ‘Dynamic Atolls’

From the “we told you so” department, WUWT Reader Paul Carter says in Tips and Notes: A new study shows that Pacific Islands are resilient to sea level changes. “Dynamic atolls give hope that Pacific Islands can defy sea rise” … Continue reading

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Sea Water Level, Fresh Water Tilted

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Among the recent efforts to explain away the effects of the ongoing “pause” in temperature rise, there’s an interesting paper by Dr. Anny Cazenave et al entitled “The Rate of Sea Level Rise”, hereinafter Cazenave14. … Continue reading

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Claim: ‘Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming’, but, not so fast

The media spin is in full wash mode over this recent paper studying a small section of Greenland. WUWT Reader “non nomen” writes in Tips and Notes: “Sustained mass loss of the northeast Greenland ice sheet triggered by regional warming” … Continue reading

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The Statute of Liberty is threatened by ‘global warming’…again

It seems this claim comes up about once a year, now we have yet another one making the rounds in the media. Of course when you look at the data, it doesn’t look quite so terrible and or plausible. Here … Continue reading

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URI oceanographer refutes claims that climate change is slowing pace of Gulf Stream

20 years of data demonstrates it remains stable NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – March 3, 2014 – Several recent studies have generated a great deal of publicity for their claims that the warming climate is slowing the pace of the Gulf Stream. … Continue reading

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Going coastal: what exactly is ‘Coastal Resilience’ anyway?

New buzzword explained in context of climate alarm Guest essay by Kirtland Griffin The Nature Conservancy defines it as, “Coastal resilience is the ability of coastal communities to respond to and recover from stressors.” The “stressors” are, of course, sea level … Continue reading

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What to do about The Flood Next Time

Guest Post by Kip Hansen Note: The text of this essay is a bit long, even for me. It quotes a NY Times article, and I comment on it. The entire essence is contained in two simple posters at the … Continue reading

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California Coastal Commission to solicit input on Global Warming driven sea level policy document

From the “we’ve already made up our minds, these hearings are simply for show” department. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (excerpt from the PDF report) Climate change is upon us, and almost every facet of California’s natural and built environment is being affected. … Continue reading

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Oh say can you see modern sea level rise from a geological perspective?

Guest post by David Middleton Experts say the IPCC underestimated future sea level rise A new study surveys 90 sea level rise experts, who say sea level rise this century will exceed IPCC projections Wednesday 4 December 2013 John Abraham … Continue reading

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Defusing the Arctic Methane Time Bomb

Guest Post by David Middleton The Arctic methane time bomb keeps ticking… From Scientific American… Climatewire More Arctic Methane Bubbles into Atmosphere A new study suggests more than twice as much of the potent greenhouse gas is bubbling out of … Continue reading

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Observed sea level rise still is (just) within the ‘natural range’

From the University of Southampton What the past tells us about modern sea-level rise Researchers from the University of Southampton and the Australian National University report that sea-level rise since the industrial revolution has been fast by natural standards and … Continue reading

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History falsifies climate alarmist sea level claims

Seas have been rising and falling for thousands of years – without help from the EPA or IPCC Guest essay by Robert W. Endlich Sea levels are rising rapidly! Coastal communities are becoming more vulnerable to storms and storm surges! … Continue reading

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A bunch of stuff I’ll bet you never knew about sea level

Joe Hanson (via a retweet from Gavin Schmidt)  tips us to an interesting video that gives some insight into the complexity of measuring sea level. A good use of 3 minutes follows. Watch.

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Are the ‘climate will affect sports stadiums’ claims of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse the dumbest ever?

An examination of the data suggests “quite possibly”. You can read the press release from the Senator’s office here. From CNS News video: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) warns sports stadiums are at risk from the “sea level rise effects of … Continue reading

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Stefan Rahmstorf and the consensus of experts on sea level -vs- reality, reality wins

From Stefan Rahmstorf and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Expert assessment: Sea-level rise could exceed 1 meter in this century In contrast, for a scenario with strong emissions reductions, experts expect a sea-level rise of 40-60 centimeters … Continue reading

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IPCC sea level exaggeration

NZCLIMATE TRUTH NEWSLETTER NO 319 by Vincent Gray, Wellington New Zealand Chapter 13 of the IPCC 5th WGI Report claims that sea level will rise by an amount between 0.26 to 0.97 metres by 2100 according to which of their … Continue reading

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This is like asking ‘could hurricane Hazel strike again’ ?

From Tufts University , and the department of industrial strength grant funded worry, comes this “could” question coached in caveats: Could Sandy happen again? Maybe, says Tufts geologist Due to rising sea levels, smaller storms could produce significant flooding MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, … Continue reading

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