The sea levels are now reducing in the “hotspots of acceleration” of Washington and New York

Guest essay by Albert Parker*

Hopefully everybody remember Sallenger’s “hot spots” of sea level acceleration along the East Coast of the US.

Asbury H. Sallenger Jr, Kara S. Doran & Peter A. Howd, Hotspot of accelerated sea-level rise on the Atlantic coast of North America, Nature Climate Change 2, 884–888 (2012), doi:10.1038/nclimate1597

This was one of the many examples of bad science misinterpreting the sea level oscillations by cherry picking the time window.

As 6 more years of data have been collected, let see if the hotspots are now the “hottest on record” or if they have cooled down.

The logic of Sallenger & co. was based on the comparison of the rate of rise of sea levels over the first and second half of time windows of 60, 50 and 40 years, i.e. the comparison of the rate of rise over the first and the last 30, 25 and 20 years respectively of these 60, 50 and 40 years windows.

This did not make any sense to me, as if you do have sinusoidal oscillations of periodicity 60 years, positive and negative phases of 30 years, and you select the end of the time widows at the end of one positive phase, this way you will always have “positive acceleration” even if there is none, and everybody knew about periods and phasing of the natural oscillations.

The logic was clearly flawed, but obviously Nature did not accepted any comment. The science is settled, and can’t be discussed.

So, let see the data, for example for Washington DC and The Battery NY, to check if the hotspots have produced huge sea level rises since December 2009.

The figure below presents the MSL (monthly average mean sea levels) and the SLR computed with 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years’ time windows for Washington DC and The Battery NY.

Is there any one able to spot any sign or acceleration or simply oscillations? With the data up to December 2009 and with the data up to April 2016, not a chance. There are only oscillations about same longer term trend.

Which is then the novelty of the last 6 years of data? Since December 2009, the sea levels have declined in both Washington DC and The Battery NY, -3.3 mm/year in Washington DC and -10.7 mm/year in The Battery NY.

It seems that immediately after December 2009, the last month of data considered by Sallenger & co. in their June 2012 paper, corrected online June 2013 with the publishing in the supplementary of the actual numbers, a positive phase of the oscillations has been replaced by a negative phase.

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*Note: Originally this story was submitted under a pseudonym “Giordano Bruno”. The author, Albert Parker has consented to it being changed to his real name. – Anthony Watts

 

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266 thoughts on “The sea levels are now reducing in the “hotspots of acceleration” of Washington and New York

    • Yeah, I was just about to write the same thing! One of my all-time favorite heretics. The Catholic Church still gets apoplectic if you mention his name, and refuses to recognize him. He was light years ahead of Galileo.

      • Galileo purloined a lot of Bruno’s ideas, but wimped out when it came to standing up for them, so he got house arrest. Bruno got burned at the stake in the Campo di Fiore, with hot coals shoved down his neck. Bruno’s biographer, Ingrid something-or-other–not willing to cross the room to read her name–translates some of the irreverent evidentiary materials from his trials. Wow. Bruno makes Trump look like Mother Teresa.

      • MRW – just crossing the data base

        Giordano Bruno: Philosopher / Heretic, …
        press.uchicago.edu › ucp › book › chicago
        Mobile-friendly – Ingrid D. Rowland’s biography establishes him once and for all as a peer of Erasmus, Shakespeare, and Galileo

        Cheers – ;-/

      • An article about sea levels, providing a perfect segue into….the Catholic Church, of course! Galileo was punished, quite comfortably I might add, for stating the Copernican heliocentric model was fact, which the Catholic Church agreed was possible, yet he did so without evidence, which was scientifically irresponsible — much like Sallenger’s peer-reviewed “research” cited above. But today, we can publish culture-altering nonsense without accountability.

        The heliocentric hypothesis was not confirmed by observable data until 1727 by James Bradley, in 1838 by Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel and decisively in 1851 by Foucault.

        While we’re at it, we can thank the Church for the university system and the scientific method, neither of which would exist today. So, will you counter my points here, or continue with unrelated and skewed attacks toward an organization you are biased against? Never mind.

      • Wouldn’t have received nearly the punishment he did if he hadn’t been an ordained priest.

      • Actually, Patrick of SD, not exactly correct:

        While we’re at it, we can thank the Church for the university system and the scientific method, neither of which would exist today.

        Both were invented by Islamic Science. The university system (900+ AD) and the scientific method (11th C). Monckton has written about the latter a few times here.

        Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, is generally considered to be the oldest university in the world. Apparently there was one in India but it is in ruins. Al-Azhar University was founded roughly the same time as the city of Cairo, in 969 AD. It still stands today. The Muslims introduced libraries to Europe through their hub in Cordoba.

        Ibn al-Haytham invented the scientific method and codified it, specifically.
        http://harvardmagazine.com/2003/09/ibn-al-haytham-html
        Ibn al-Haytham: The Muslim Scientist Who Birthed the Scientific Method
        http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2014/03/the_muslim_scientist_who_birthed_the_scientific_method.html
        Monckton (one brief mention)
        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/12/24/monckton-of-meteorology-and-morality/

        After Queen Isabella kicked the Muslims (1480-1490) out of Spain, and then the Jews (1492), because she wanted the Pope to make Spain the Seat of the Holy See, Christian historians rewrote history and claimed Islamic Science advances for themselves. The entire heliocentric argument came from Islamic Science. Neither Copernicus nor those who came after him invented it. This is in older history books and is based on writings preserved by Christian monks and Jewish scribes who traveled to Cordoba to get latin translations of Islamic Science starting in 900 AD.

        [??? Revising temperatures AND history, eh? .mod]

      • A light year is the same time as any other year, a fraction over 365 days. A light year is a measure of distance, not time; are you saying he was 5.88 trillion miles ahead of Galileo?

      • mod,

        [??? Revising temperatures AND history, eh? .mod]

        Read the 20+ pages starting at pg 182, in Robert Briffault’s The Making of Humanity. Briffault wrote The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, and H.L. Mencken lionized hi in 1930.
        https://archive.org/stream/makingofhumanity00brifrich#page/184/mode/2up

        Also, a book Joseph McCabe wrote in 1936 confirms what I write. Can’t remember name. Buried across the room and too lazy to dig for it.

        I don’t know where you live, mod, but a major museum exhibition detailing all this has hit the global capitals for the last 10 years starting in England in 2006. Only now making it to the Arab countries.
        http://1001inventions.com/ibnalhaytham

        [Yes. It is part of a well-funded anti-Western propaganda package eagerly awaited by the well-funded anti-Western media and academia elites. .mod]

      • mod,

        I don’t think “a well-funded anti-Western propaganda package” was operative in 1919, do you? That’s when Briffault published. Truth is thorny. Especially when you can’t read, write, or speak the original languages.

      • OMG mod. MRW is correct. Read a bit more without your rose-colored glasses. However, it should be noted that because of the ubiquitous presence of civilization “walls” (IE China), many discoveries were, in essence, duplicated independently in later eras, not an uncommon phenomenon in our world of silo’d peoples. Even 10-commandments stories, nearly identical in number and content, were created prior to those recorded in our Judeo-Christian sacred texts.

        There really is nothing new under the Sun.

      • The entire heliocentric argument came from Islamic Science.

        Nah, it is much older than 1400 years.

      • @Hugs,

        Nah, it (Heliocentric view) is much older than 1400 years.

        How so? The Ptolemaic view started in 200 AD, which the Catholic Church adopted as eternal law and killed anyone who didn’t go along with it for 1500 years. The Chaldeans did the astronomical work, however, in the 10th to 7th C BC; empirical work. But Islamic Science was all about rendering the Greek and Chaldean ideas mundane, useable, and applicable. They did the actual study and calculation of what the Greeks proclaimed was true; they wrote it down. In other words, set about verifying it. Their work in medical diagnoses we use today. Our entire western pharmacopeia comes from them. Ditto their surgical tools, used at Cedar-Sinai in 2016. Same with eye surgery.

        But who would know this unless we study history in Arabic. Do you know Arabic? I don’t.

        Instead, we have the equivalent of Arabic gangs of bloodier Bloods and Crips (the whack-job Wahhabis) invented in 1800 AD in tribal meetings in the middle of a desert night terrorizing western political minds and states.

      • MRW,

        Unfortunately, Islam stopped advancing a long time ago. Now it has regressed to its 7th century roots. It attacks everyone of a different religion, and those with no religion. It violently attacks everyone. What to do?

        My suggestion: declare Islam a world outlaw religion, and treat its disciples like you would treat any mad dog.

        Or, we could be all kisssy-face, and hope they start to like us…

      • If you compare Catholic Theology with Earth Worship Theology they look the same in many ways. Fear of future punishment is a tool which is always used to get people in line with goofy doctrine etc.
        Earth Firsters top (mortal sin) Earth sin would probably be something like an oil spill.
        A Catholic “mortal sin” often has to do with sex, and there are varying types of sin also.
        In the Catholic Theology a person can buy ‘sin credits’ which will help you or a relative out of purgatory and a good spot in heaven.
        In Earth Worship an environmental sin can be forgiven by the purchase of Carbon Credits.

        Both claim to be the only true religion even though the Earth Firsters would not allow such a title of ‘religion’ they can become a tax exempt organisation.

        This Earth worship is nothing new on planet Earth.

        I was born and raised a Catholic with ten years of Catholic school which included the fertility rite of the May Pole dance and such. I think you will find that both religions practice many of the same rituals.

        There are many books on this so I end my book here!

      • MRW,

        Islam had access to a LOT of Greek and Roman classics in Egypt (Alexandria) and the Mideast once they conquered that territory that was then lost to Rome and Western Europe – for a while. It wasn’t the Christian Romans who burned/destroyed so many books but pagan Germans, until THEY were finally Christianized. Consider the career of Pope Sylvester II one of the most accomplished “scientific” Popes:

        Gerbert was born about 946 in the town of Belliac, near the present-day commune of Saint-Simon, Cantal, France.[6] Around 963, he entered the monastery of St. Gerald of Aurillac. In 967, Borrell II of Barcelona (947–992) visited the monastery, and the abbot asked the Count to take Gerbert with him so that the lad could study mathematics in Catalonia and acquire there some knowledge of Arabic learning. In the following years, Gerbert studied under the direction of Atto, Bishop of Vic, some 60 km north of Barcelona, and probably also at the nearby Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll.[7] Neither place was under Islamic rule at the time.

        Borrell II of Barcelona was facing major defeat from the Andalusian powers so he sent a delegation to Córdoba to request a truce. Bishop Atto was part of the delegation that met with Al-Hakam II of Cordoba, who received him with honor. Atto was mesmerized by the palaces in Cordoba and returned with great respect for the Arabs[citation needed]. Gerbert insisted that Atto teach him more about these Arabic princes who seemed to him more interested in the sciences and literature than warfare[citation needed]. Gerbert was fascinated by the stories of the Christian Bishops and judges who dressed and talked like the Arabs, well-versed in mathematics and natural sciences like the great teachers of the Islamic madrasahs. This sparked Gerbert’s veneration for the Arabs and his passion for mathematics and astronomy.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sylvester_II

        Also check out this FAR from complete list:
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Catholic_scientists

        Perhaps you can provide us all with a list of Islamic scientists down through the ages and into the current age???

      • @dbstealey,

        Islam is 1/4 of the world’s population. It’s not all of them. It’s a particular and tiny subset. WE suffer when we fail to make the distinction. WE shoot ourselves in the foot when we make knee-jerk assessments, and act out of ignorance. WE damage ourselves when we don’t keel-haul the absolutely irresponsible current admin and its merry band of national security advisors who have no knowledge of history, disdain diplomacy in favor of personal legacy-creating directives, and who lie to the public to get away with their destructive actions. Obama’s judgment is appalling. But it was Clinton and that crew who got rid of all the seasoned, highly educated, Russian analysts and Arabists from the State Department. An absolute disgrace.

        You’re aware, aren’t you, that ISIS is composed of the Iraqi Army people we ditched in 2003–even when we were warned otherwise–who were left bereft and unable to feed their families, and a pile of American materiel and weaponry they decided to make use of. They were p*ss*d. How would you feel if these a-holes bombed your state for no reason? I’d be steaming, and seeking revenge.

      • MRW,

        I agree that blunders were made. Aren’t they always, in a war? But Islamic atrocities began way before 9/11/2001. The war just provided a convenient excuse for more terrorism. There’s always an easy rationalization — if they want to keep killing people. And obviously, they do.

        Unless and until there’s at least a big minority of “peaceful” Islamists going public with demands that Islamic terrorism must end, I consider them to be as complicit as the ‘good Germans’ were during WWII.

        At this point I would handle things differently. But since I’m not likely to be in a position to do anything, that doesn’t matter. All I can do is vote.

      • Patrick of SD wrote: “Galileo was punished, quite comfortably I might add, for stating the Copernican heliocentric model was fact, which the Catholic Church agreed was possible, yet he did so without evidence, which was scientifically irresponsible ,,, The heliocentric hypothesis was not confirmed by observable data until 1727 by James Bradley, in 1838 by Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel and decisively in 1851 by Foucault”.

        Galileo’s evidence was that the motion of the planets against the background of the star was far easier to explain via a heliocentric model than a geocentric model. Galileo’s observations of the moons of Jupiter orbiting that planet showed how much simpler motion appeared to be from a stationary frame of reference.

        The scientists you cite as proving the heliocentric model wouldn’t have been able to do their work if they had been educated only in Church’s infallible dogma. Suppression of ideas and free inquiry was the problem with the Church.

      • @dbstealey,

        But Islamic atrocities began way before 9/11/2001. The war just provided a convenient excuse for more terrorism.

        Some did, you’re right. But we allowed Clinton’s admin to hold sway. Leon Hadar, a former bureau chief for the Jerusalem Post, laid it out in August 1992 with his lengthy, and at times sarcastic, Cato Institute article, The “Green Peril”: Creating the Islamic Fundamentalist Threat in August 1992.

        Unless and until there’s at least a big minority of “peaceful” Islamists going public with demands that Islamic terrorism must end, I consider them to be as complicit as the ‘good Germans’ were during WWII.

        I don’t feel responsible for the Christian nuts who bomb Army sites, churches, or doctors’ clinics. Why should I? But we will be nailed by history—as ‘good Americans’, as a nation, as citizens—for allowing Bush to bomb Iraq when it did not cause, or have anything to do with, 9/11.

        All I can do is vote.

        Me too. I’m voting for Trump.

      • @Bob Kacey,

        Thanks for the historical references and info. Much appreciated.

        Perhaps you can provide us all with a list of Islamic scientists down through the ages and into the current age???

        Don’t know any of the current Islamic scientists. But for a list of the past ones during their “Golden Age,” you can Google them, or consult National Geographic’s site which sells both children and adult versions to accompany, and expand the info contained within, the 1001 Inventions museum exhibition.

      • The Muslims introduced libraries to Europe through their hub in Cordoba.

        I do not understand this comment since muslims are recent, and people were not muslims in the Ancient World, and surely we are talking about the Ancient World.

        One of the greatest library of the Ancient World was the library at Alexandria. This was well before Egypt became muslim, and was when it was under Greek dynastic rule.

        it was probably the Greeks who introduced libraries into Europe, albeit at that time countries’ [borders] were not well defined, somewhat fluid and in and around the Mediterranean there was a ‘close’ connection with Turkey and Syria.

        [“Kingdom” borders were very well defined, and they closely followed language and cultural divisions (or led to language, cultural and religious divisions), but kingdom boundaries were seldom today’s political boundaries. Across the sea, Egypt’s control over the Nile delta began well before 2000 BC, and was ruled separately from anybody in Grecian peninsula – until Alexander conquered the area. The library in Alexandria (and dozens others) were teaching scholars many centuries before Mohamed invented the Muslim religion in 650-700. Whose zealots then burned the library at Alexandria as soon as the Muslims conquered Egypt. .mod]

      • You guys are obviously much more informed than I however, the church more recently picked another loser when the elders decided to back the misguided Obama Care program.

      • MRW, nobody ever claimed that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11. None of the 23 charges in the declaration of war had anything to do with 9/11.

      • PS: ISIS started in Syria, not Iraq.
        While there are undoubtedly former Iraqi soldiers in ISIS, to try and claim that ISIS is made up of former Iraqi soldiers is highly inaccurate.

    • I hope you do not meet the same fate as your hypocorism predecessor.

      We live in dagerous times once more, with irrational blind-faith fanatics in control of the levers of power, patrolling the world like a malevolent virus and itching to take their revenge on any latter-day Brunos. Or latter day Cathars.

      And they are stacking the RICO pyre as we speak….

      R

    • The Catholic Church imprisoned Bruno and put him on trial for 7 years, then hung him upside down and burned him at the stake.

      Who among us would not contradict ourselves and thus be found guilty if we were imprisoned and questioned for 7 years?

      Why would the Church hang Bruno upside-down except to ensure that he did not die of smoke inhalation, but rather to ensure he had air to breathe and would feel the maximum amount of pain from the flames burning his flesh.

      What sort of an institution claims to represent the God of Love, when it still has not repented of its own Sins?

      Given these events are true and well documented, the Church has zero moral authority on the subject of God. Let he that is free of Sin cast the first stone.

      • Beginning in 1593, Bruno was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition on charges including denial of several core Catholic doctrines (including Eternal Damnation, the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, the virginity of Mary, and Transubstantiation). Bruno’s pantheism was also a matter of grave concern.[4] The Inquisition found him guilty, and in 1600 he was burned at the stake in Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori.
        ….
        He was turned over to the secular authorities. On 17 February 1600, in the Campo de’ Fiori (a central Roman market square), with his “tongue imprisoned because of his wicked words”, he was burned at the stake.[33] His ashes were thrown into the Tiber river.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno

        Duh – he wasn’t executed for any of his scientific theories but because of his unrepentant pantheism and paganism. Since he was a Dominican Friar he was also kind of a shitty person as far as personal morality and truthfulness. The actual historical evidence is he was probably mentally ill. And, the Roman Church ALWAYS turned over such people to secular authorities for physical punishments, including executions.

      • It would depend on the true definition of what the true church is. When did Catholicism come into existence? For a true definition and example of what the church is, one must go to a true source. Read the book of Acts and the epistles, not Catholic doctorine, which by the way came into existence some six hundred years after the true church was founded in Jerusalem.

      • @Bob Kacey,

        Duh – he wasn’t executed for any of his scientific theories but because of his unrepentant pantheism and paganism. . . . mentally ill.

        Proving you know nothing about it, even less about Giordano Bruno, and haven’t read Ingrid Rowland’s book. “Science,” btw, in those days was known as “Philosophy,” and Galileo repeated Bruno’s claim that the proper language of philosophy is mathematics. Kepler was a fan of Bruno’s.

    • Is the earth cooling? cooling masses lose size do to thermic exhaustion, causing “earth shrinkage” not meant to drag that horrifying word shrinkage into any tender areas, however it is true, as the earth cools, its mass detrious shrinks therefore being a “looser foot” in the water sock…. this entire idea is political shamming to “blame humans” for something and justify huge carbon emmiting meetings for “those who are about to profit” in narcissist persuits driven by tiny egos needing “boost” on the public stager…. like uh, personalities seeking plunder and fame.

      • Whoever it is, it is an appropriate attack on the Church of Climate Change.

        It is far past time for the Climate Scam to end.

        Unelected bureaucrats like John Holdren, Gavin Schmidt, Kevin Trenberth, Tom Karl should be put on federal criminal indictment and trial for corrupting the public records with which they are entrusted.

  1. Those who are responsible for preparing tide tables are well-acquainted with the periodicities of the tides. Some of the lunar periods are nominally 20 years, and they are all capable of reinforcing or cancelling the effects of other influences to create apparent periods of greater length than the simple lunar influences. I think that it would be instructive if one of those experts would forecast tides out several years and see if they would explain such things as a claimed acceleration of SLR.

      • I’ve done quite a bit of work on lunar cycles, never heard of a “spiral cycle”.

        Varves sounds interesting : refs , data ?

  2. I propose that with all the volcano and earthquake activity on the Pacific ring of fire, it would be a plausible argument that rather than water levels rising or falling, land is subsiding or lifting.

    How would anyone really know?

    • Land is subsiding and lifting but in different places due to tectonic forces [tectonic plate collision ] but that doesn’t affect global sea levels, or relative sea levels, much.
      https://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/convergentboundaries/

      Uplift due to glacial rebound can affect sea level regionally but not globally.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-glacial_rebound

      In the New York area subsidence is occurring while further north the land is rising
      from http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ma07800p.html
      “Relative (local) sea-level rise in the New York area is greater than worldwide sea-level rise primarily due to ongoing glacinl isostatic readjustments”.

      • ” but that doesn’t affect global sea levels, or relative sea levels, much.”

        Actually the tectonic factor is usually the dominant factor for changes of relative sea-level, particularly over long time periods.

    • Don’t you love this bit-

      “Geoscience Australia senior seismologist Dan Jaksa said the quakes were caused by tectonic stress due to Australia’s continental plate moving about seven centimetres a year.”

      while the Oz CSIRO reckon their best estimate for global sea level rise is 1.6mm/year for the 20th century from their read of the world’s available data.

      • If Oz is moving East at 7 cm per year and sea level rising at 1.6 cm per year, will it be completely under water by the time it crashes into New Zealand?

    • Sailing from New Zealand to Norfolk Island there is an underwater volcano, from some 10 km away you can see the “high lift” on the horizon passing over there is a difference in temp of about 10c in 5,000 meters of water., ( 1 off ? )

      • I hope that you are not suggesting that you can the see the thermal expansion due to 10 deg C with the naked eye.

    • People are asking why this is happening. Isn’t it obvious? Global warming is melting the polar ice caps. See, that was easy. Even though melting the ice caps puts more water in the ocean, which the feeble minded will think should raise the levels of the sea, I, as a fully authorized member of the scientific community that knows that the issue of global warming is settled science, can assure you that putting more liquid in a container (like an ocean basin) will actually lower its level.

      Now that I have put the skeptics in their place, can I now have a government grant to study how putting more water in the oceans lowers sea level? The grant needs to be big enough to get my own private jet so I don’t look less credible than Al Gore.

      • Does ice floating on the top of water in a glass raise or lower the water level as it melts? Would this answer be masked by the thermal dynamics of the volume of water? I’d do the experiments myself but I get a bad case of sustained sympathetic bladder just thinking about how I would go about it.

    • Satellites. If they can recalibrate the height of Mt. Ranier from 14,410.6 (1956 USGS) to 14,411.1 using GPS data (or is it 14,416?), one would think they can keep track of land elevation change. However, since I don’t know where the 14,416 number came from, and really, “Sea Level” is a philosophy, not a science, this all seems to be nothing more than whacking with an axe and then measuring with a micrometer, expecting meaningful comparative data over time.

      Paul raises a good question – a man with a watch knows what time it is… a man with two watches is never sure, and in particular will be maddened when the delta doesn’t just diverge or converge but oscillates over time.

  3. Taking the derivative of a noisy signal is always a dicey proposition. Just more noise to smooth or a real signal if some proper filtering is used. But that takes time.

    And time is not on the warmists’ side. The calendar is their worst enemy. Witness the “Pause.” With each passing year the Prob(scam exposed) increases just by nature.

    • I see you go for measured and evidence based language: A major purveyor of this lurid climate-porn prediction is Stefan Rahmstorf

      Nevertheless you might be mistaken. This meta-analysis concludes that there does appear to be an acceleration: Our results point to a global sea-level acceleration of 0.54±0.27 mm/year/century between 1898 and 1975.

      It lacks the emotive language of your link, but many would judge that better respect comes from the omission of such language than its inclusion.

  4. But – the Sallenger paper was referenced in the “This Changes Everything” by Naomi Klein. The revealing thing about it’s inclusion in popular “expose”, is not simply that the science behind the anti-capitalist faux-eco agenda is mostly fiction. But that those who present and vet these distortions are not really very smart.
    Inasmuch as – it would be wise to create a hoax which could not be debunked by reference to real world evidence within the next decade – or less.
    It is also revealing that Naomi Klein cannot instinctively tell shit from shinola.
    Or the alternative conclusion might be that she can, but that she herself is full of shit. And willingly so.
    Science has been utterly corrupted by government money. And THAT really does change everything.
    Sallenger et al, was barely worthy of criticism.
    It was imbecilic garbage from the very beginning.
    This kind of material should be included in basic high school classes as an example of how not to do science.
    I guess that in the past, people presumed that nobody would do anything this stupid – because of the obvious stupidity required.
    But now, we had better teach this stuff explicitly. Otherwise,look what happens. What happens is Sallenger.

    • It is also revealing that Naomi Klein cannot instinctively tell shit from shinola. Or the alternative conclusion might be that she can, but that she herself is full of shit. And willingly so.

      It’s the former. She has two years of university, no hard science training at all. None. She thinks that because she had two best-selling books, the first on fashion logos and the second on political shock doctrines, she is established to judge the merits of climate science. Her parents were political activists.

      • Seems like she has the perfect qualifications to render an unbiased opinion, on ANY subject.

        It is difficult to present a biased view of a subject of which one is completely ignorant.

        Well the Kardashians have made a successful career out being famous for being absolute nobodies, so that gig can’t be replayed even by Naomi Klein.

        She needs to come up with a new recipe for conspicuous irrelevance.

        G

    • Portland, Or., is now essentially following Germany of the 1930s. They aren’t exactly burning books, but they are removing any books or other publications from state schools that question anthropogenic global warming. I expect a kind of Scopes Trial for some leading “denier.”

      • Yes, I was reading about this, just yesterday.
        However, the articles which I found on the topic had attracted unadulterated scorn.
        Scorn, which mostly took the form of statements contradicting the accepted “global warming” consensus.
        A tiny number of bot-like alarmists had attempted to quell the riot – but the discontent is rising.
        The book banning is a coup for the skeptics.
        A combination of the Streisand effect, natural rebelliousness and natural curiosity will lead many more people to take an interest in the skeptics case.
        It would take a reasonable person less than an hour to grasp that the sea level rise scare is a dud.
        All that they have to do is kick the wheels and look under the hood.
        Nothing is happening.
        And then, if sea level rise is NOT accelerating – then doesn’t cast doubt on the entire proposition that the post LIA warming is accelerating due to man-made emissions.
        Because, if AGW is really taking effect – then the sea levels SHOULD be rising at an accelerating rate.
        AND THEY AREN’T!!!

  5. Giordano Bruno was convicted of heresy, hung upside-down, gagged and naked, and burned at the stake.

    His crime? He was too successful in promulgating ideas that threatened the social order. Any current thoughts about what orthodox AGW preachers want to do to ‘denier’ heretics is purely coincidental.

    • He was an ordained priest of the Catholic Church who claimed, “that Christ was not God but merely an unusually skillful magician, that the Holy Ghost is the soul of the world, that the Devil will be saved.”

      That was enough to get you burned at the stake as an ordained priest without even considering his scientific views. Today, a priest would still be ex-communicated for it.

      • What worries me is that in Transubstantiation, the Catholics admit to being both cannibals and vampires.

        Excuse my biting wit, but maybe they just don’t realize what’s at stake.

  6. Giordano Bruno was convicted of heresy, hung upside-down, gagged and naked, and burned at the stake.

    His crime? He was too successful in promulgating ideas that threatened the social order.
    Any current thoughts about what orthodox AGW preachers want to do to ‘d e n i e r’ heretics is purely coincidental.

  7. “The logic was clearly flawed, but obviously Nature did not accepted any comment. The science is settled, and can’t be discussed.” …..Bad grammar, or have I had too many beer ?

    • Probably a little of both as “beer” should have been plural. Have another one….

    • I am assuming that the writer’s first language is not English, for I have heard forms like “……Nature did not accepted any comment” from a number of people who were speaking English as their second (or third, etc.) language.

      Ian M

  8. “Is there any one able to spot any sign or acceleration or simply oscillations?”

    Ok, it’s getting bad now !

  9. Post glacial isocratic uplift and sinking is only one component.
    This is map of Atlantic Ocean floor .

    Red line shows Mid Atlantic Ridge MAR. Because of seafloor spreading and the movement of the ocean floor and of the continents outward from the ridge, the Atlantic Basin is widening at an estimated rate of 1 to 10 cm (0.5 to 4 inches) a year, while the ridge has an average spreading rate of about 2.5 cm (1 inch) per year.
    Currently The MAR is up to 3 km in height above the ocean floor and 1000 to 1500 km wide.
    Material for building the ridge is not created from the thin air, it comes from the earth’s mantle and has to be replaced by sinking of (nearby) continental shelf elsewhere.

    • new material is created all the time with magma under water Vuk. Not directly relating it to your point but there is a LOT of extra mass in the oceans because of eruptions.

    • Plus ocean water passes through the crust in many locations, so there is plenty of convection, and that water expands. Cant remember where I read it but the ocean it is claimed takes away 25% of the heat via this convection.

      Add in the ocean floor bends, and who knows what else, plus the pumping out of land based ground water and flushing it into the oceans after we use it.

      I have no faith in the scientific body actually being able to give anything like an accurate figure, there is too much “certainty” in this area for it to be really credible. It’s “best we have” and that is not “good enough” to assess actual risk.

      More
      Data
      Needed

      The fact the continents move has only relatively recently been accepted and that was an easy one once we had the tech.

      Too much maths faffing and guessing because of logistical and technical inadequacies

  10. A graph derived of real data says more than 1000 model runs. Thanks – Hans

  11. PMSL data from Federicia in Denmark, next to Vejle one of Rockefellers’ “resilient cities”.

    The city “expects” 250 mm of sea rise by 2050 ( ave 7mm/y from today ) despite current sea levels DROPPING by 6mm/y. Not much sign of acceleration here.

  12. I doubt the accuracy of these graphs. The last two graphs show respectively 50 and 25y trends and 40y and 20y trends of equal length . Not possible. Padded data or what?

    Also these kind of sliding trends are effectively a running mean on the rate of change. Running means are notorious for inverting peaks troughs, so certainly NOT a good basis to seeing whether recent data is going up or down.

    https://climategrog.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/triple-running-mean-filters/

    Sliding trends were the basis of Marotzke & Forster’s failed 2015 paper which concluded there was not trace of high sensitivity models being more likely to be wrong despite showing that there were indeed two distinct groups in their results ( they just had not noticed ).

    They’d mangled the data so much with their sliding trend filters that they confused themselves ( into thinking what they wanted to think all along ).

      • According to Major et al 2012 ( linked above ) NY shows greater relative sea level rise than the global average due to subsidence. That data has a little under 3mm/y over the last century with NO acceleration.

      • Here is the NY Battery data as rate of change with a 10 year low-pass filter. Here we see the difference between a real filter and sliding trends. A real filter removes all the high frequencies.

      • Thanks Lois. I see no reason to argue whether Battery Park is a landfill but now you said what actually meant: the tide gauge is not in the park it is on the quay-side.

        What would be relevant here is whether tide gauge at the Battery is on solid ground or not. This site was a military battery to defend NY. since 1623, it was not built on the more recent land-fill zones.

    • Mayor Bloomberg was warned about the potential sea surge and flood in the event of hurricanes or tropical storms in March, 2009. He knew about the New York Bight. He did nothing about it. So when Sandy happened, he called it Global Warming and shuffled it onto the federal government. And Obama got to grandstand.

      New York City Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
      http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/downloads/pdf/hazard_mitigation/section_3f_coastal_storm_hazard_analysis.pdfarch 2009

      • Hurricane Sandy was a typical category 1 hurricane that the alarmists in the media have dubbed a “Superstorm”. It caused so much damage to NYC and N.NJ because the storm track was a direct hit and it made landfall during a full moon high tide.

      • Yeah, Chris, and Bloomberg’s people predicted it in their report…and–I believe because I haven’t read it in a while–that they suggested Bloomberg end the damage these storms have caused since the first half of the 1800s by getting the Army Corps of Engineers to build something to protect the lower end of Manhattan.

  13. Not related but just read that some company is proposing a 35,000 panel 10mgw solar farm near our town in north east Victoria Australia for the princely sum of 20 mil ,they will be using auto tracking panels and will be ,leasing or selling when finished .
    Why do I smell snake oil ?
    Proposed site is not that far away from local landfill maybe should use methane fired generator instead ?
    Anyone see something wrong with these figures .

    • It gets better their solar will be connected to the grid and push out the surrounding energy so anyone wanting to buy clean green power .

    • have you got a link to info on that , who is doing it ? is it concentrated solar or flat PV.

      Wholesale flat PV should be around 0.50 euro / watt now. It’s the rest of the tracking land purchase and electronics which will cost more.

  14. Karegar, M. A., T. H. Dixon, and S. E. Engelhart (2016), Subsidence along the Atlantic Coast of North
    America: Insights from GPS and late Holocene relative sea level data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/
    2016GL068015.
    Received 29 JAN 2016 Accepted 15 MAR 2016 Accepted article online 17 MAR 2016
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL068015/full

    Kareger is seeing groundwater pump out lowering the land.

    See also: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends.html and trend for US Gulf Coast at:
    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends.html “The mean sea level (MSL) trends measured by tide gauges that are presented on this web site are local relative MSL trends as opposed to the global sea level trend. Tide gauge measurements are made with respect to a local fixed reference level on land; therefore, if there is some long-term vertical land motion occurring at that location, the relative MSL trend measured there is a combination of the global sea level rate and the local vertical land motion.” and

    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/tropicaltrends.htm which says:

    “Mean Sea Level Trends for Tropical and Gulf of Mexico Stations

    The graphs compare the 95% confidence intervals of the mean sea level trends. Trends with the narrowest confidence intervals are based on the longest data sets. Trends with the widest confidence intervals are based on only 30-40 years of data. The graphs give an indication of the differing rates of vertical land motion, given that the absolute global sea level rise is believed to be 1.7-1.8 millimeters/year. The calculated trends for all stations are available as a table in millimeters/year and in feet/century.”

    QED, to figure out the true rate of climb of the water, one must also account for the motion of the land. The two worst sea level “rise” rates for the US are Eugene Island (9.65 mm/yr) and Grand Isle (9.05 mm/yr) , both in La. However, in both cases, the land is sinking about 4x the rate of the Gulf rising. If the rate of sea level rise doubles over the next 80 years, from a hair under 2 mm/yr to almost 4 mm/yr, the land will only be sinking at 2x the rate of water rise.

    Of course sea level is NOT “falling” up in Alaska; those gauges are bolted to rocks which are rebounding upwards at much higher rates. The overall US map shows Skagway, AK with the highest rate of sea level “dropping,” -17.59 mm/yr.

    • …Glacier Bay contained a huge continuous icefield up to 0.9 mi (1.5 km) thick that covered more than 2350 mi2 (6000 km2 ) at the peak of the LIA (1770 AD). Rapid calving and associated upstream drawdown lead to its collapse in less than 160 years, with the main trunk of the icefield retreating 75 mi (120 km) in fjords as deep as 1640 ft (500 m). Using our reconstruction we calculated that an ice volume of about 820 mi3 (3450 km3 ) was lost above sea level during the post-LIA collapse, comparable in volume to Lake Huron, and equivalent to a global rise in sea level of nearly 0.4 in (1 cm). An additional 60 mi3 (250 km3 ) of below sea level glacier ice was lost in the fjords. To our knowledge this retreat in Glacier Bay is the largest post-LIA deglaciation in the world…

      http://fairweather.alaska.edu/chris/motyka.pdf

      The result of this retreat has been the most rapid glacial rebound in recent history, with relative sea level around Glacier Bay falling as much as 30mm/yr.

    • Question? Are most of those posting Geologist? Like with Global Warming & Climate Change articles none provide qualifications.

      I have somewhat an understanding of the above due to ancillary studies of Physics, but only on a macro level. Anyway, when I post provide formal education background, Business and Personal information relevant to the post along with external sources. Why is this never provided for the above?

      • No idea what “never provided/business/personal information above” means. Lee T has not posted any such information about him/her self. Moreover, no one else does either. No idea why a blog post needs bio or biz info. I could be a third grade drop-out and still understand the point Dixon et al are making. Besides, if I’m the subject of the questions, Lee T is asking about the wrong people. Do Dixon et al (plus the journal which published them) know what THEY are talking about? I didn’t write the article; I only cited it. Neither am I an employee of NOAA. I know about their web page; I don’t maintain it.

        Nevertheless, for the record, here’s what googling the authors for a moment turned up:

        Dixon is a full professor, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
        Education BSc (Geological Science) [with honors], then University of Western Ontario, London, Canada; PhD (Earth Science): University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Full CV at: http://geology.usf.edu/faculty/data/tdixon/THDcvFull_011.pdf

        Makan Abdollahzadeh Karegar is a PhD candidate grad student at that same school; http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/students/makan/

        Engelhart is an Asst Prof, Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Science, 2010 University of Pennsylvania
        M.Sc., Geography, 2005 Durham University
        B.Sc., Geography, 2004 Durham University

        Hope all that helps.

  15. Only link I have is the name of the rag and the date it was published,
    The Wangaratta Chronicle ,Friday may 27 .
    Also in this rag is an article that reckons 4 in 5 voters support renewable energy in this electorate .

  16. I have always doubted this silly claim. However, it would be much easier to find credibility with this author if he wrote as if he were educated.

      • Some folks are assistant or associate profs; further down the scale are lecturers. I have been an associate prof several times but that was 20 years ago and not in geology.

        Besides, if anyone has a problem with either NOAA’s gauges or Dixon et al’s take on geodesy, etc, then please find a science flaw in their facts or logic. So far, no one has tried to “adjust” anything like the GulfNet C4G runs out of LSU, nor the Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) used to keep the benchmarks honest. Most states have a CORS network now, and many of them have been running long enough to have headings.

        If you’re interested in that sort of thing check out “GPSVEL 1.0: U.S. plot;” one of several samples on UNACO’s “Integrated Data Viewer” page at: https://www.unavco.org/software/visualization/idv/IDV_for_GEON_gps.html (last accessed May 21, 2016)

        or this PDF:

        http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/heightmod/2014Partner/18_201404LSRCHeightModernizationEffortsInLouisiana.pdf

  17. Everybody driving around in gas burning engines contributing to earth’s green house effect ending like the planet venus with evaporated oceans, and 800 degree surface temperatures.

  18. Why is this so hard to believe,first of all this Washington DC & New York these are both Highly Democrat infested areas. The amount of hot air that comes from a Democrat is much larger than from Normal human beings. Second the effort to be a Liar takes more ability and that sucks the pressure out of the area which causes the water to drop. So Obama Lied the watered did Not rise once he became President.

  19. The last 10 years of data discredits everything the global warming alarmist are claiming. How can msl be declining when the earth is being cooked? Even over the last 170 years we see a msl rise of about 1/10th of an inch per year UNWAIVERING to a time before industrialization and Henry Ford. That alone suspects a larger event such as a naturally declining ice age that may be on a cycle on the order of 1000’s of years.

  20. Trying to extract mm/century changes in sea level change from incoherent cm/year changes in noisy sea level data around the world is like trying to find fly excrement in beach sand. These intellectual exercises should be called what they truly are: mental masturbation.

    Besides, who cares. We are in an interglacial warmup period. Ice is supposed to be melting. It is the ice that we see growing in the rear view mirror that I would be worrying about, an indication that we may be at the end of this IWP.

  21. Climate change, fake rapes, ‘borrowed’ prosperity, cultural appropriation, trans gender fantasies…….what will democrats think of next?

  22. Wait a minute! Obama is running around telling us that because of GLOBAL WARMING and the polar ice melting, the seas are risingand will eventually wipe out mankind unless he’s allowed to tax us more. Now you are telling us the seas are not risging but doing just the opposite. Are you now asking for higher taxes because the seas are falling? Who is telling the truth here? I guess we are all going to have to move to Kansas and pay higher taxes no matter what.

    • Farley brain dead logic employed there Crispy. Using some Razor sharp thinking and making the fewest assumptions possible I am going to conclude liberals lie because they believe the Ends justify the Means. A lie is acceptable because the ultimate goal, Socialist Utopia , is worth it.

      But what do I know…Smoke ’em if you got ’em.

      Bud

    • Level does not mean flat, it means equidistant from the center of mass of the Earth at all points of the surface in question, with some self-adjustment due to rotational affects.

      SR

  23. Sorry but science is settled. Time to get political .an open letter with 1,000s of signatures from informed sceptics to Donald Trump is what we need. Now ,so he can use it against the lying dems and get puplic informed of the complete lunacy of agw and the folly of spending trillions on making the climate colder.with so called green energy.

  24. Id like to know if the measurements are relative to a surface such as ocean floor or a referance point on land. Author might check plate tectonics as a contributing/explanatory factor. Its widely known the north american plate is subducting into the mantle on the west coast. On the east coast it is rising. In addition, the whole plate moves like all others on this planet. I would expect sea levels to ‘be rising’ in a similacr fashion. GrwgK ‘s reply is similar, but much more thorough. Nice work gregk.

  25. You have it all wrong. Approximately 8 years ago Obama was elected, and the Earth began to heal and the seas stopped rising… sarc off

  26. The only thing that is settled here is that the ignorance and greed in Man is never-ending and there is little to be done about it. Man-made stupidity.

  27. “We have caused such such global warming that…..wait…..we have caused such climate change that we’re melting the polar ice caps! By 2013, Miami will be underwater, we’ll have to depopulate Manhattan, and move the East coast inland by 20 miles……uh….wait………No, we’re draining the oceans! Our wasteful use of seawater has made the oceans disappear by, uh, by…..uh….evaporation or something. Oh what the hell, whatever it is, we’ve done it! And only by giving trillions of dollars to leftist NGOs and collectivist governments will we have a hope of having any oceans in five years!”

      • Sea level rise at Miami is about 0.09 in. per year and not accelerating.

        Miami Beach monthly tide gauge records end in 1981:

        Records at Virginia Beach Key south of Miami run from 1994-2015:

        Key West records are from 1913-2015:

        Miami is sucking freshwater from the underlying limestone and dumping wastewater into the ocean to the tune of about 360 million gallons per day, which might cause some subsidence. In any case, that is the cause of salt-water intrusion into the aquifer, NOT “climate change.”

  28. How can you make projections based on the measure of sea level since there’s so many variables? All these influence sea level: changing barometric pressure, Sun tides, Moon tides, distant storms, earthquakes, underwater volcanoes, in addition to sea ice, rain runoff, glacial melt, drought, evaporation and probably salinity and sea life. Measure it? Perhaps. Usefulness of the measure? Doubtful.

  29. Ok, so what say Nature? I think that journal would be more aptly named “Nurture”, I you know what I mean.

  30. The New York Time article on the Marshal Islands being covered by water due to global warming left out one critical scientific fact.
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/12/02/world/The-Marshall-Islands-Are-Disappearing.html?_r=0

    What did they leave out? The Marshal Island chain is an Atoll. The natural life cycle of an Atoll ends by sinking. The residents of the Marshall Islands are suffering because they built their village on a sinking atoll, not because of Los Angeles automobiles.

  31. But…But….what about the computer “models” showing sealevel rise all around the world?? how will we ever be able to get the U.S. to embrace our definition of “climate change”?? these “scientists” are more concerned with their government paychecks to bother themselves with the real science behind whatever “climate change” is. They curse the rest of us fir not believing their little game of charades and card tricks.

    • Evaporation is happening faster than polar caps melting because of green house effect, and too many polluting cars on the road.

  32. The sea level in New England and NY is dropping (MLW), because the land is rebounding from the compression (of the 1 mile thick Laurentide Ice Sheet), that melted off about 9000 years ago. Like most of the “Global Warming” nonsense, the science has been subordinated to dogma.

  33. File this with the Michael Mann Hockey stick chart and the University of East Anglia falsified temperature data . . . .

    • You cannot say the UEA temp data were falsified – they were actually “lost,” not falsified. So, we can all go back to believing in the global warming.

  34. I have no idea what the [pruned] these people are talking about. All I want to know is whether sea level is high or [pruned] lower. Can some brainiac answer this?

    • Global mean sea level is creeping up at about the same rate it has since we started measuring, as far as we can tell. What it’s doing at the coast near you depends mostly on what the land is doing. End of story,

      • “what the land is doing” YES!!!! the typically forgotten rest of the puzzle. if you only know what the water is doing you’re wasting your time.

      • That’s pretty much the complete picture and all that anyone needs to know.
        Sadly, almost nobody will take note of such a simple presentation.
        They prefer to be baffled by garbled nonsense,

  35. just more garbage about the scam that our government is playing on the gullible idiots who buy into the global warming con game they are playing. The left hates the idea that we are still unable to control every citizen in the country and that the UN still can tell us what to do, eat and spend our money on, not matter how hard they have tried to make it so. It is just driving the left nuts that they can totally control every thing you think say and do.

  36. Though science is and foremost the leading edge of technological advancement, it is not a true/false categorical proof of anything in either direction. Today’s truth becomes tomorrows antiquated structure. Ultimately, not enough information has been gathered to prove climatologists predictions or ‘facts’. Therefore, what is the only unmovable truth? The Bible. It says and I quote, “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.” This is the comment made to Noah by God Almighty. Though it is not scientific it is from the Creator of science. For science is nothing more than the study of creation. Monkey wrench has been thrown.

    [Others disagree with you. .mod]

  37. I guess 0dumbo really could make the seas recede? It would be the only “promise” he fulfilled other than transforming Amerikkka into a 3rd world shitehole.

  38. All the oceans are connected, therefore if the sea level rises in one location it should then rise in all locations. If this is not correct please explain how it could be different.

    • Mark C,

      In almost every area, the land (and ocean floor) is either subsiding or rising. Therefore, one tide gauge is not a reliable measure of sea level changes.

      But taking the average of the hundreds of tide gauges does provide an accurate sea level change metric.

      All tide gauges averaged together show only a minuscule rise in the mean sea level; it is a smaller change than satellite measurements, which are much too coarse to measure millimeter changes. Satellites were not designed to measure sea levels, although they can show if there is any ±change.

      Finally, the small, long term rise in the mean sea level is not accelerating — yet another failed prediction made by the climate alarmist crowd.

  39. Sea level gauges up the Northeast US Coast — Sandy Hook, NJ…Montauk, NY…Bridgeport, CT…Newport, RI…Boston, MA…New Castle, NH…Bar Harbor, ME — all have falling sea level since 2010.

      • Scroll up to long post. Those NOAA links also account for the land’s motion. That’s why sea level in the Guf really isn’t rising at 9.65 mm/yr. The Eugene Island gauge is sitting on sinking ground, just as the Pacific isn’t falling almost 18 mm/yr at Skagway AK. That gauge is bolted to a climbing rock.

      • Sea level in the Gulf “really isn’t rising at 9.65 mm/yr…”

        Something that bears repeating every time you see a news article about “climate refugees” being relocated from islands in the Mississippi Delta.

        Westward along the Texas coast the land is sinking due to aquifer depletion. Some areas around Houston are subsiding at a rate of 55mm/year, making them more susceptible to “unprecedented” flooding as reported in the news recently. Is it any wonder the tide gauges along the Texas coast show as much as +6.6mm/year sea level trend?

        Look eastward along the Gulf coast to Panama City, Apalachicola, and Cedar Key, FL — tide gauges less affected by population growth and land use change. You find a sea level trend of around +2mm/year that is NOT accelerating.

  40. I have found that most climate scientists when discussing global climate change and the melting of the ice caps and glaciers miss one part of the water cycle equation. Water has three properties. Liquid, solid and gas. If fresh water melts and it warms enough from the sun light it will turn in to a gas and evaporate in to the atmosphere. Eventually the earths weather pattern will be effected by these moisture laden cloud formations. Like we are seeing now around the earth. Torrential rains and extreme constant winds. The sea levels will not rise. We will just drown like rats…

    • Except there is nothing unusual or UNNATURAL about any of rains or wind “now seen around the earth.” It’s called weather.

      And if you want to consider yourself a rodent, be my guest, but leave the rest of us out.

  41. “The Sky Is Falling, ANd I Can ‘Prove’ It!” is a great way to begin a grant application.
    Especially when the falling sky is being used to amass political power.

    Just sayin’

  42. Love the article and the pseudo scientific explanations of the readers, all contradicting each other and proving nothing. One thing I do know that is the hundreds of friends I have who live alongside the ocean all around the world have never reported a rise in the ocean at their place! That the ocean is rising or falling at any given location is NOT due to the volume of water anywhere, but the elevation of the land, which indeed does slightly rise or fall depending on it’s location to shifting plates, or indeed, in the case of much ocean side property in the USA, is the result of the “land” settling, as much of it is artificially created land which is always going to “settle”. I am content to know that MGW (if it exists) is actually good for plant life and human kind, as it will very slowly (if ever that is), allow formerly unsuitable areas for crops to be opened up for production.

  43. NEWFLASH – Sallenger has read this article and the comments, and he now accepts that these locations were not genuine “hotspots” of accelerating sea level rise.
    However, he and his team have identified some new cherry picked locations where formerly sea level rise appeared to be decelerating but has now shifted to a 4 year accelerating trend…

    Only joking. But I wouldn’t put it past them.
    Nothing is too dumb for these fools. And nobody can be too gullible.
    Thankfully, politicians and the journalists are very very gullible indeed. And they control public opinions and the public purse.
    So, I expect that we will see a new list of sea level rise “hotspots” within a few years.
    And then a few years later, these locations will show a return to around the normal 20th century rate of rise.
    There will always be an extreme something, for alarmists to draw our attention to.
    Meanwhile the bigger picture is unchanged.
    And the perception that sea level rise is changing is also unchanged. Here is what was being said in 1959.

    “Believed in large part to be the result of the melting of the world’s glaciers, sea level has been rising at a rapidly increasing rate, amounting to as much as a 6-inch rise from 1930 to 1948 (Marmar, 1948). This is about four times the average rate of sea level rise during the past 9000 years, as recorded by Shepard and Suess (1956). It should be noted that more than a six-fold increase in the rate of sea level rise occurred in the mid-1920’s at the same time there was a striking change in the rate of glacial melting in the north (Ahlmann, 1953, Fig. 11).”
    Erling Dorf 1959.
    http://notrickszone.com/2016/05/22/1959-paper-shows-most-warming-before-1945-arctic-warmed-7-7c-sea-level-rose-8-mmyr/

      • Yeah, the cat in the hat is a Nature submission on “potential behavioural shifts as adaption to climate change and extreme rainfall, in domesticated felines”.
        Later he researched wild species adaptation to extreme cold, and wrote “the Fox in socks”.
        Many people ignore the seriousness of his popular works on climate impacts.

  44. The graph shows increasing MSL. How do you get the title “..sea levels are now reducing…” from that?

    • The rate of sea level rise has reduced and is now in line with the historic rates, dating back to well before the man-made climate change nonsense..

    • It is true that it is a bad title.
      It should not have been “sea levels are now reducing in the…”. It should probably have read, “SLR rates are now reducing in the…”
      Although, that’s not a very catchy headline.
      And the first few sentences do explain what is really meant.

  45. Rich, there’s some math and graphing going on here, let me know if you need to borrow my slide rule.

    bd ______________

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  46. I heard/read about this years ago. Sea levels on the US East coast were rising.

    But sea level is sea level. If they were rising THERE, they’d also be rising elsewhere on coastlines around the world.

    First thing that came to mind was plate tectonics.

    Second thing was too many people on the east coast weighing it down – maybe, like that scientist-politician Hank whatsisname suggest regarding Quam, too many people in one place could cause the island to flip over. Maybe the same is true of the US continent. I wonder what’s on the other side? Atlantis?

    All kidding aside, the idea that the oceans could only rise on ONE coast of ONE continent is ludicrous and it amazed me it went unchallenged.

  47. It is quite clear after reading the replies here that no one know what is going on and many of you are guessing to go,with you agenda.

    [True. And the better choice at this point in time is? .mod]

    • Greg,

      If you decide to read the article you can learn about the subject. If that’s not sufficient, put ‘sea level’ into the search box. You will find a mountain of sea level data, and you can read comments from all sides of the discussion. Because this site does not scientific censor different points of view.

      Then you can make up your mind. That’s reasonable, no?

    • For Mod and for Greg,

      More accurate take: there’s a lot less guessing than either of you realize. Geodesy measurements by themselves don’t explain WHY the benchmarks are moving as they do (both horizontally and vertically) but they can resolve whether or not only the water is moving or if both the land and the water are moving. The botany-biology-engineering folks most commonly invested in attempted coastal restoration are usually not surprised by vertical changes. However, the heading changes surprise them. Geologists not all surprised.

      By contrast, here’s a good attempt to merge several different pools of data from different branches of the overall geology discipline into a unified picture of what is going on: http://uavsar.jpl.nasa.gov/science/workshops/workshop2013.html (the first of 3 annual workshops so far) then the Blom et al slides at: http://uavsar.jpl.nasa.gov/science/workshops/presentations2013/UAVSAR_WorkShop2013_Gulf_Coast_Subsidence_(Blom).pdf

    • If you read this article and all the other literature concerning climate change, you will arrive at the same conclusion: no one knows what is going on, and that includes climate scientists. That’s the whole point of all this research, and we should be very wary of those who want the power to control everyone else by claiming they will save us from climate change.

  48. Thanks for the information. It proves my theory that we should stop shoving climate change down people’s throat and just make everyone stop pollution!!!!

  49. I have yet to find a detailed explanation of the whole rising sea level thing.
    When ice melts, the volume it occupies shrinks, and vice versa, (which is why pipes burst when they freeze). So if the polar ice melts, ONLY the ice above sea level will add to the volume of the oceans, right? Seems they are assuming there is WAY more ice above sea level than below, but is that a known fact? If it is, fine. But I don’t want to hear a “we guess it is.” When you see a floating iceberg, everyone knows that the part you see above the water line is only a tiny bit of the whole thing, (hence the phrase, “tip of the iceberg”).

    I can’t help but think they are counting on most people not knowing that water expands when frozen.

    Fill a glass with ice, then add water to fill to the brim. Let it sit in the hot sun until all the ice melts. You will find the water level drops below the brim.

    • Mike – only valid for the floating ice at the North Pole or already off the land at the South Pole. Aside from the supposed thermal expansion of what’s already ocean, the other big “rising” concern of AGW is ice sitting atop land which will run down to sea as water if it melts. That ice really will raise the ocean level if it melts. End of the Wisconsin about 18K years ago; sea level rose about 130 m. The US Gulf Coast moved about 100 miles north, from the edge of the shelf to about its current location.

  50. I have yet to find a detailed explanation of the whole rising sea level thing.
    When ice melts, the volume it occupies shrinks, and vice versa, (which is why pipes burst when they freeze). So if the polar ice melts, ONLY the ice above sea level will add to the volume of the oceans, right? Seems they are assuming there is WAY more ice above sea level than below, but is that a known fact? If it is, fine. But I don’t want to hear a “we guess it is.” When you see a floating iceberg, everyone knows that the part you see above the water line is only a tiny bit of the whole thing, (hence the phrase, “tip of the iceberg”).

    Fill a glass with ice, then add water to fill to the brim. Let it sit in the hot sun until all the ice melts. You will find the water level drops below the brim.

  51. MDW, regarding your university comment.
    Most people would accept that ‘The Platonic Academy’ founded ca. 387 BC and lasted 916 years (until AD 529) as the first University who taught the scientific method. Of course institutions of higher learning such as Pandidakterion, Gundishapur, or Pushpagiri existed before the birth of Islam.
    I think you are referring to Madrassas which are quite different from a Western-Style University, an autonomous organization of scholars.

  52. I think we all know what needs to happen. The people best known for fixing problems should be involved. They have a long and storied history of benevolent use of power. We should all have to pay a portion of our federal reserve notes to them regardless of consequence for our lifetimes. And our children’s lifetimes. This group of moral superiors should never be questioned and anyone questioning them should be name called and immediately blacklisted.

    Of course I’m speaking of politicians and bankers.

    They know exactly what to do.

    Silly mundanes shouldn’t be allowed to question them or the lemmings that sing their tune.

    • bearsfan4life, for a moment there I thought you were talking about the philosopher kings from Plato’s Republic, as led by the king of kings, AlGore, who has perfected the AlGoreitm for self-enrichment, while killing democracy simultaneously. BTW, used to be like you, but 20 or so years back moved to Denver area, where ownership actually has the single goal of W – Superbowl. Kind of hard to resist this logic after so many yrs here.

      Also, as a southsider, this yr is setting up perfectly for my ultimate fantasy. The flubs will win the first 3 games of the WS, at which point the Billy Goat curse will kick in and with their annual choke, they will lose the last 4, game 7 by 1 run when they have a 3 run lead, 2 outs in the 9th, bases loaded, an an opposition GS occurs on a 3-2 count. The southside will go wild with joy!

      Sports is much more important than AGW cant (I won’t call it a theory, since there is no scientific basis), There is at least some reality to sports. In fact, there is more reality in WWE contests than in AGW cant.

  53. I do not believe on the global warming theory. Yet I consider myself a person who cares for the planet. I believe that we should not pollute the oceans,the rivers the air with industries. I make sure that my trash is recycled
    but the global warming is not a true story in my humble opinion.

  54. Obsession with attempts at somehow measuring the level of water in a spherical plastic bucket is about as sensible attempting to measure the height of a blob of jelly on a flat plate. It is all misdirection by pseudo scholars with long names, past and present. Never mind which church they belong to.

  55. Global warming is real. At the end of winter this year there was a day that started out -33 degrees F and by about 2:00 PM it was 52 degrees F. That is a differential of 85 degrees in the space of 8 hours. No one survived, everyone died. I now understand that a 1 degree C rise in temperature over 100 years will kill everything living on the planet Earth, at least anyone left who managed to survive the existing temperature variations happening daily. I barely survived this morning, which started out at 71 degrees F and is now 89 degrees only five hours later. Global warming is real, and so is global cooling. Be careful when putting on a coat, it can cause your temperature to rise by many degrees, further adding to the danger.

    • You’d think after a temperature increase of 15 deg. C and a sea level rise of some 150 meters, we’d understand that climate change is real ..
      i suppose when the next Ice Age comes around the alarmists will start yet another religion based on their fear of reality
      PS .. here in Colorado we call it weather, and don’t worry too much about sea levels .. yet

  56. Loved the post from Climate change is real? It is funny, how when humans move from place to place, they rarely encounter the same weather in their new abode as in the one they left. What to do?? They adapt. And so does nature in all its forms. If you think you cannot adjust to say, a few degrees of change over many centuries, you might ponder how most temperate regions adjust by over 40 degrees of average daily temps between the seasons and yet no species are wiped out. When you might wonder why no one even cares about this MGW madness any more, just think why – it doesn’t affect their lives in any way, nor will it in their time on Earth. We have gone to forecasts that are epic failures so many times, the forecasts now are for centuries ahead, so no one alive now will be around to see those forecasts also are damnable lies.

  57. Hank Johnson (D-GA), world renowned oceanic scientist, plate tectonic physicist and part time representative, explained all of this. Rep. Hank said that this phenomenon was due to a huge amount of water being sloshed over to the Asian region every time Guam flips over. Thus decreasing sea levels on the US east coast. Ingenious!

  58. Alot of off-topic chatter equals blab – no matter how highly-educated the diversionary idiocy.

    Take this post, for instance…

  59. Oh, my…

    I hate to say it, but you seem to have been hit with one of the heirs of Jagged85.

    There’s a whole subculture of Islamic pseudoscholarship going on around the net, and one of the most famous cases was Jagged85 on Wikipedia. Basically, he did what MRW did (cite something that had little or nothing to do with his claim), then complained when people tried to correct him. He did thousands (literally) of edits to Wikipedia, and did permanent, real damage to it.

    Basically, ignore everything MRW claims.

  60. In related news, 97% of Climate Scientists don’t have a friggin clue about Science or the Climate, but they love being included as a talking point in Al Goron’s and Lord Obama’s numerous ignorant Pontifications.

  61. With china dumping billions of tons of sand and dirt into the ocean to build islands, you`d expect a little rise.

    • Don’t tell these dills or they will add it to their list of islands that prove sea levels are changing.

  62. What the masses don’t get is that nature always seeks balance. Global warming as well as global cooling is natural…man has not made even the slightest of impact. Just think of all the nuclear bombs (2000+) detonated on the earth, most during the 50s and 60s with no correlation to this junk science. This global warming ideology is nonsense.

  63. “Both were invented by Islamic Science. The university system (900+ AD) and the scientific method (11th C). Monckton has written about the latter a few times here.”

    Since Islam has disconnected cause and effect, how did they develop science? Oh. Global climate change has disconnected cause and effect.

    • Can I suggest to people to look closer to Islam as a religion. I have had a couple of trips to china in the last year and the Moslem people there do not follow anything like the “religion” in the middle east. The difference is quite staggering.

      • Andrew – this is pretty simple: do they believe in and follow the Koran or not?

  64. Watch “saving the planet” by George Carlin.

    Climate change is socialist progessive globalist corporatist propaganda. The snake oil, magic elixir, feel good potion of this century. Kind of like tulips.

  65. “Chris Fishers May 30, 2016 at 8:01 am
    Hurricane Sandy was a typical category 1 hurricane that the alarmists in the media have dubbed a “Superstorm”. It caused so much damage to NYC and N.NJ because the storm track was a direct hit and it made landfall during a full moon high tide.”

    While Sandy was rated category I while at sea, by the time landfall happened it had been downgraded,to whatever is below a category I storm. Katrina is still the last named tropical storm to make continental U.S. landfall. Because of global warming and everything.

    • Milwaukee – I agree – and posted here at WUWT at the time.
      Close to real-time, I figured out the weather buoy closest to the landfall. I picked a couple bracketing Delaware River/Atlantic Ocean.

      On neither did wind speed readings reach “hurricane” definition more than momentarily.

      I knew to watch because I predicted that the media would carry on as they eventually did. This confirmed a lot of what many people have been saying: the media play up weather events in order to sell tickets, and the catastrophists and politicians have no problem with any of this lying.

  66. Mrw,

    You had me until the Iraqi stuff. Pretty sure the Kurds and Iranians that Saddam gassed don’t miss him. And thank God Saddam and the Iraqi army (Isis) don’t have the 550 tons of yellow cake (now sitting in Canada) to process like the iranians? Thank you to the American soldiers who took it from him!!!

    As for Saddam and his involvement in 9/11, I suggest you read pages 78,83 of the 9/11 report. It clearly states saddam offered ubl santuary to carry out his plans. After 9/11, is that the kind of guy you leave in power? Or his other many atrocities?

    It’s just sad president Obama threw the Iraqi people under the bus or they’d be voting today instead of being slaughtered.

    • @Darwin Wyatt,

      I have the pdf version of the report with the original pagination. My copy is the one sold by U.S. Government Printing Office and is entitled:

      THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT
      Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
      OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT EDITION

      Saddam Hussein isn’t mentioned on pages 78 and 83.

    • Page 79 has this passage:

      Bin Ladin was also willing to explore possibilities for cooperation with Iraq, even though Iraq’s dictator, Saddam Hussein, had never had an Islamist agenda—save for his opportunistic pose as a defender of the faithful against “Crusaders” during the Gulf War of 1991. Moreover, Bin Ladin had in fact been sponsoring anti-Saddam Islamists in Iraqi Kurdistan, and sought to attract them into his Islamic army.53

  67. This just in:

    A Mr. C. Little of Kenosha, WI claimed today that the sky is falling. He offers proof by exhibiting an object that he claims fell from above and struck him in the head. Although it appears to be an acorn, Mr. Little is firmly convinced it is, in fact, a piece of the sky. Consequently, he is applying for a substantial grant from the federal government to study this phenomena in detail. The goal of which is to avert a planet wide catastrophe by constructing huge nets that will cover the globe to catch the falling pieces.

    Al Gore has weighed in stating: “Makes sense to me.”

    More on this as it develops.

  68. Everyone understands that human knowledge increases exponentially over time. If AGW is not the cause of rising seas (the east coast does not represent the planet), a warming atmosphere, weather changing, ice melting, the oceans becoming more acidic and warmer, and constantly increasing C02 in the atmosphere, then what exponentially increasing human knowledge supports an alternative? There is none. We already have the smoking gun. Get used to it.

    Or take a group of people from a cross-section of the political spectrum and put them in a room with a NASA scientist who explains that we have a rover on Mars and the only evidence is an image on a screen which can be easily computer generated. Everyone in the room accepts the minimal evidence that suggests we have a rover on Mars. Take the same group in a room with another NASA scientist who explains decades of human knowledge that supports AGW and only the conservatives in the room deny the evidence. Does that make any sense? Of course not. What’s different?

    Conservatives were born with more fear in their DNA from evolution and it is sub-conscious. It fully explains what differentiates them from everyone else on the political spectrum. The most common symptom of paranoia is the sense that everyone is out to get you and conservatives obviously think government is out to get them. Since they sub-consciously associate AGW with government out to get them, no amount of evidence will convince them it is real. Bizarre. And when evidence gets in the way of an irrational fear, the brain makes stuff up to deny it, that’s how the brain works. That is why you always find conservatives making stuff up about AGW science and is why they should not be in positions of public policy – they prioritize irrational fear over the well-being of the people, country, even the planet. I have never had a conservative take me up on an offer to drive or ride in my electric car. Once I figured it out, I stopped offering about 3 years ago. It is all sub-conscious, rooted in evolution and they aren’t even aware of it. But is really obvious.

  69. Get a spell checker & hammer checker. Your credibility shrinks with such bad writing.

    • Erm…the locations were cherry-picked by Sallenger et al for their paper in Nature.
      Skeptics didn’t cherry pick the locations – the alarmist Sallenger did that.
      And this is the rebuttal/debunking of such cherry-picking nonsense.
      You can’t debunk someone elses cherry-picking of extreme trends without making reference to how those specific locations tend to return to the mean trend over time.
      Cherry picking is dumb. That’s why we have to keep an eye on locations cherry picked by alarmists.

      • YOU read it –
        “Here, we present evidence of recently accelerated SLR in a unique 1,000-km-long hotspot.”
        “Recently accelerated” – read that.
        It doesn’t matter that he considered 59 years – the acceleration which he reports is perceived to have occurred “recently”.
        Bruno shows graphs extending back to 1880. So he’s “using” 136 years.
        He is showing that the acceleration which appeared to have occurred “recently” is merely an artifact of choosing locations where the natural oscillation about the overall linear trend, has ended high.
        Now, a few years later, it no longer ends on high on apparent acceleration.
        Look at the graph of the Battery gauge using your own eyes.
        Do YOU see overall acceleration?
        Try holding a ruler up to it.
        Seriously.

  70. Mrw,

    Then you know what it says? Please share it with us. Or do you contend that in saddams police state he didn’t know what his intelligence officers were doing? Hilarious your brainwashing.

  71. Mrw,

    Funny how you left this part out?

    “Iraqi officials offered bin ladin a safe haven in Iraq”.

    http://www.faqs.org/docs/911/911Report-83.html

    Who in their right mind after 9/11 would leave a dictator in power who offered to help Bin Ladin? One with chemical weapons and 550 tons of yellow cake? Saddam would be processing it as we speak. Just like the Iranians. Thank you American soldiers. Heroes all.

    • Darwin Wyatt,

      And it was preceded by

      Similar meetings between Iraqi officials and Bin Ladin or his aides may have occurred in 1999 during a period of some reported strains with the Taliban.

      According to the reporting Iraqi officials offered bin ladin a safe haven in Iraq. […]

      In other words, conjecture.

      The ‘yellow cake in Iraq’ was debunked, or don’t you remember. And “Just like the Iranians?” Hyperbole. You wouldn’t last two minutes in a military briefing room with that level of adolescent drama.

  72. Does this mean that the waters as the world turns over like Guam? What is Al Gore going to do with his multi-million dollar beach front Malibu home?

    Oh the horrors!

  73. Mrw,

    You are a victim of mind control. Read.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/25546334/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/t/secret-us-mission-hauls-uranium-iraq/

    It’s the same (low grade yellow cake) the peace loving mullah’s in Iran are processing into enriched uranium as we speak. Just as Saddam would be were he still in power.

    Further, I would hardly call “according to the reporting” conjecture. If that’s the case, then the entire 9/11 report is conjecture. Sorry, as best we know, Saddam offered BL safe haven to carry out 9/11.

    • From the article you linked to:

      There was no evidence of any yellowcake dating from after 1991, the official said.

  74. There is an old, old book or sometimes questioned provenance. The Travels by one Marco Polo. There is a small section, and I use the spelling here of some translators, called “The Provence of Irak”. What you will find is same old, same old = same new, same new.

  75. The progressives thought that they had the perfect sky-is-falling paradigm in the pseudoscience climate change/earth warming fraud. Finally real science is catching up. The fraud is unraveling faster than the progressives can lie to keep it alive. Fraud of this magnitude should be a capital crime.

  76. Anthony Watts is associated with the Heartland Institute which is a front for the fossil fuel industry and has zero credibility. They would never be invited to court of law to testify as expert witnesses. Like supporters of Trump, the site is selling snake-oil.

    • Gery Katona–lurked under many bridges recently? Calling anyone who disputes you religion a vendido is nothing more than name calling.

      • Speaking of name-calling, what do you think referring to AGW as a religion says about you? I know exactly why conservatives think they way they do and can name over 3 dozen of their traits and entire “ideology” and they all have a common denominator. No name-calling or trash talking required.

      • gery,

        Environmentalism is a religion:

        Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it’s a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.

        There’s an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there’s a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability. Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment. Just as organic food is its communion, that pesticide-free wafer that the right people with the right beliefs imbibe.
        (source)

  77. gery katona

    Anthony Watts is associated with the Heartland Institute which is a front for the fossil fuel industry and has zero credibility. They would never be invited to court of law to testify as expert witnesses. Like supporters of Trump, the site is selling snake-oil.

    If $25,000.00 in a one-time grant for related research forever taints a skeptic …

    How many government-paid, self-selected, so-called “scientists” can you buy for 92 billion dollars in climate change money from government bureaucrats government politicians who want 1.3 trillion in new carbon taxes and international government agencies and bankers who want their share of Enron’s 31 trillion in carbon trading futures?

    • Can you identify the source of the $25K? The Heartland Institute is just a front operation for the fossil fuel industry. It does not disclose its source of revenue because it would blow their cover. Like I said, they would never be invited to testify in a court of law as an expert witness because they have no credibility.

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      • gery,

        You do not know what you are talking about.

        I have been following Watts Up With That since 2006. I spent 20 years as a fiduciary in the investment industry. I was held to the highest level of accountability under the law. Anthony Watts has credibility, honor and ethics. Your comments demonstrate ignorance in my opinion.

        Bud

      • I am telling you that anyone associated with the Heartland Institute immediately raises a red flag. There is a reason they do not disclose their funding sources. Further, you are a smart guy as are many AGW deniers. But being smart and paranoid are not mutually exclusive. We were all born with fear in our DNA from evolution and it is on a continuum, we all have different amounts. And the more you have, the further right on the political spectrum until you reach a point where healthy fear begins to resemble symptoms of paranoia. The most common symptom is the sense that everyone is out to get you. Conservatives clearly think government is out to get them. THAT is the root cause of their AGW denial, it is sub-conscious and has nothing to do with the science. They just make stuff up when evidence crosses paths with an inherited fear – it is how the brain works.

        Here is an example: Take a group of people from a cross-section of the political spectrum. Put them in a room with a NASA scientist who explains that we have a rover on Mars and the only evidence is an image on a monitor which can easily be computer generated. Everyone in the room believes the story to be true despite the minimal evidence. Take the same group in a room with another NASA scientist and have him/her present the avalanche of evidence that we have been clobbered over the head with every month for the past few decades about AGW. The conservatives are the only ones in the room to deny the science. Does that make sense? Of course not. What is different? Sub-conscious fear.

        This same fear/paranoia is why 85% of conservatives live in the suburbs and rural areas, are into the gun culture, homophobic, xenophobic, vote more readily, are disproportionately wealthy, always want to shrink government and if you want I can name 3 dozen more traits and their entire ideology and they all have the same common denominator.

        I don’t hold it against them, actually some of the traits are admirable. They can’t help it they were born with the fear any more than we can blame gays for being born the way they were. The source of the fear is clearly from evolution. If you survived 100,000 years as a species, you had to had a ton of fear. Remember, human knowledge increases exponentially over time. If you heard a sound in the woods back in the day, you would freak out because you didn’t understand anything and your mind would make stuff up in response. But much of that old fear is no longer required to survive today. It is obsolete.

        And yes, it is worldwide. Vladimir Putin? No doubt. Militants in the middle-east? For sure. Iranian hard-liners? Absolutely. And the shinning example has to be the North Korean regime whose entire country is structured around the false sense that everyone is out to get them, yet nobody is! Bizarre.

        Ever wonder why a group of highly intelligent, highly educated Supreme court justices could think so differently? Now you know. Some of these guys like Trump, you can see the fear in their faces.

        In some of these extreme cases, they should not be in positions of public policy. Why? They sub-consciously prioritize irrational fear over the well-being of the people, their countries and even the planet. In the international cases I cited, are the people better off in any of those regimes? Are we better off with a gigantic military and crumbling infrastructure?

        It is all the result of evolution and is sub-conscious, those affected aren’t even aware of it. Pretty simple.

  78. I have always had a problem with the concept that (global) sea level rise can have local variations in rates. There are only two theoretical explanations for local variability for sea level rise: either the earth’s gravity is exhibiting local time variations in strength (in violation of General Relativity) or there are local time variations in the height of the land (as well-documented around the world).
    Somehow slow seismic effects are not a scary as a re-enactment of Noah’s Flood, so it gets roundly ignored.

  79. The real science for a mechanism that explained what the Earth’s surface will eventually do was postulated by Newton. Gravity level the surface of the Earth. Erosion will be quite a help. Until then we should all wake up to the ideological nonsense of non-scientists, politicians and Al Gore and use what finite energy sources we have wisely and efficiently. That means stop wasting energy on dreamtime stuff like perpetual motion cars and windmills making electricity.

  80. Well if that’s what the observations are doing then I feel an algorithmic adjustment coming on.

    • The adjusters would also have to get the “C4G” of each state to agree to “adjust” all the CORS stations’ output and databases.

      However since they’re in real time use by surveyors on the fly, plus a boatload of them plus universities subscribe to the service (which I’ll bet is true on every state) plus a whole bunch of other state & federal agencies are plugged in and using the the networks …. Well what will several dozens herds of shorthairs look like now that they’ve been out of the bag for about 10 years??? Enough chickens have flown that coop(s) to keep folks like Hansen corralling strays for the rest of heritage days!

      “And as they thundered by him their hot breath he could feel …..”

  81. Mrw,

    “There was no evidence of any yellowcake dating from after 1991, the official said.”

    Uh yeah because Saddam already had 550 tons, worth millions. Btw, it was Richard armitage who leaked plumes name. (He opposed the war.) Had nothing to do with the Bush admin. More mind control…

    • Richard Armitage was US Deputy Secretary of State from 2001-2005 under the Bush administration. The Plame event happened in 2003.

      • It’s public record that Dick Armitage was an opponent of the war and leaked Plame’s name inadvertently. A simple google search will verify it. It also means nobody in the Bush admin. intentionally released Plame’s covered status as punishment for her husbands findings, especially when Saddam already had 550 tons of concentrated yellow cake that he wouldn’t allow inspectors to inspect. Any guesses what he’d be doing with it today were he in power?

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