Eemian Sea Level Adjusted Downwards

Guest “For once it’s not worse than previously thought” by David Middleton

But it’s still catastrophic… Because models…

Some Past Sea Levels May Not Have Been as High as Thought, Says Study of Rising and Sinking Landmasses
But Even Reduced Estimates, If Applied to Today, Would Be Catastrophic

BY KEVIN KRAJICK | AUGUST 9, 2021

One of the current mysteries of climate science surrounds the widely accepted evidence that during the planet’s most recent past natural warm period, about 128,000 to 117,000 years ago, global sea levels peaked as high as 6 to 9 meters (20 or 30 feet) higher than today. And, during that so-called last interglacial, temperatures were just 1or 2 degrees C (1.8 to 3.6 F) warmer than those of preindustrial times—marks we may surpass by century’s end, if not sooner. Such a deluge could have been produced only by collapses of  the Greenland and/or Antarctic ice sheets. If that happens now, it will drown much of the human world. Yet, at least so far, models of future sea level rise generally hover around a meter or so within the next 100 years. What are we missing, and how much should it scare us?

In a new study, a team at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory believes they have an answer: They say that researchers examining signs of past sea levels along various coasts may have failed to accurately correct for long-term ups and downs of the land itself. Based on newly sophisticated measurements made across the Bahamas along with new methods of analyzing data, the researchers produced lower—though still daunting—estimates for the last interglacial. They say seas peaked at least 1.2 meters (4 feet) higher than today—roughly in line with most current models for the next 100 years of so.

[…]

They combined these findings with hundreds of different models of how glacial isostatic rebound could have traveled through the Earth, and converted the calculations into global sea levels. This produced the new, lower estimates.

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Columbia Climate School

This is unmitigted horst schist:

They say seas peaked at least 1.2 meters (4 feet) higher than today—roughly in line with most current models for the next 100 years of so.

Sea level reconstructions over the past 100-200 years show sea level rising at 1.6-1.9 mm/yr.

Figure 1. Jevrejeva et al., 2014 (red) and Church & White, 2011 (green).

Total sea level rise over that period of time is about the length of an Estwing rock pick

Figure 2. J14 vs CW11. 310 mm is less than the length of an Estwing rock pick. The green curve is CW11’s pentadal (5-yr) average. The red curve is J14’s pentadal average. The CW11 y-axis is shifted up 100 mm to tie J14.

J14 starts 60 years earlier than CW11, capturing the falling sea level at the end of neoglaciation and the Little Ice Age. We can see that J14 and CW11 match up pretty well from 1880-1930 and then again from about 1993 onward; but they are very different from 1930-1993. J14 exhibits an acceleration to 3.2 mm/yr from 1929-1963 and then a deceleration to less than 1 mm/yr from 1963-1993, after which it accelerates back to about 3.2 mm/yr.

Figure 3. J14 vs CW11. Which one is the geologist’s pick? Black curve = J14. Green curve = CW11.

Jevrejeva et al., 2008 (J08) and Jevrejeva et al., 2014 (J14) indicate that the acceleration, to the extent there is one, started 150-200 years ago, consistent with the end of neoglaciation and that a quasi-periodic fluctuation (~60-yr cycle) is present. Church & White, 2006 (CW06) and Church & White, 2011 (CW11) also note the 19th Century acceleration; but also assert a more recent acceleration, presumably due to anthropogenic global warming. This SLR acceleration is, at worst, innocuous.

If this acceleration was maintained through the 21st century, sea level in 2100 would be 310 ± 30 mm higher than in 1990, overlapping with the central range of projections in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third Assessment Report (IPCC TAR) [Church et al., 2001].

CW06

310 mm from 1990-2100 is less than 3 mm/yr… Not much of an acceleration and a far cry from being 1.2 m and “roughly in line with most current models for the next 100 years of so.”

Short of Doctor Evil suddenly melting the Greenland ice sheet with a “space laser,” it would be physically impossible for sea level to rise another 1.2 m over “the next 100 years of so.”

For sea level to rise by 850 mm by the end of this century, it would have to accelerate to a rate of ~20 mm/yr from 2081-2100. This is nearly twice the rate of the Holocene Transgression.

Figure 4. “You can’t get there from here.”

Sea level rose by about 100 m during the Holocene Trangression.

Figure 5. Global seal level rise during Holocene Transgression. MWP 1A occurred ~14.6 kya. Note the error bar is ±12 meters. Older is toward the right.
(Siddall et al., 2003)

That catastrophic sea level rise, including the Meltwater Pulse 1A boogieman, occurred at a time when Earth had a lot more ice to melt than it does now.

Figure 6. Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene deglaciation. (Illinois State Museum)

Fun with sea level

Here’s J14 plotted at the same vertical scale as the Statue of Liberty…

Figure 7. Lady Liberty has nothing to fear from the Adjustocene Sea. What’s that? You can’t see the sea level trend? It’s right down there at sea level… between the water and the base of Liberty Island.  (National Geographic’s Junk Science: How long will it take for sea level rise to reach midway up the Statue of Liberty?, Anthony Watts)

References

Church, J. A., and White, N. J. ( 2006). “A 20th century acceleration in global sea‐level rise”. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L01602, doi:10.1029/2005GL024826.

Church, J.A., White, N.J., 2011. “Sea-level rise from the late 19th to the early 21st Century”. Surv. Geophys. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10712-011-9119-1.

Jevrejeva, S., J. C. Moore, A. Grinsted, and P. L. Woodworth (2008). “Recent global sea level acceleration started over 200 years ago?”. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08715, doi:10.1029/2008GL033611.

Jevrejeva, S. , J.C. Moore, A. Grinsted, A.P. Matthews, G. Spada. 2014.  “Trends and acceleration in global and regional sea levels since 1807”.  Global and Planetary Change. %vol 113, 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.12.004 https://www.psmsl.org/products/reconstructions/jevrejevaetal2014.php

Siddall M, Rohling EJ, Almogi-Labin A, Hemleben C, Meischner D, Scmelzer I, Smeed DA (2003). “Sea-level fluctuations during the last glacial cycle”. Nature 423:853–858

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TEWS_Pilot
August 10, 2021 2:11 pm

Uh Oh….

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bdgwx
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
August 10, 2021 6:13 pm

SMB is surface mass balance. It is different than total mass balance which includes calving and melting on the perimeter which is not included in the surface mass balance. Since 2002 Greenland’s TMB has declined at a rate of 293 Gt/yr.

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Source: GRACE & GRACE-FO

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  bdgwx
August 10, 2021 6:35 pm

The surface mass balance data for the Greenland Ice Sheet from the Danish Meteorological Institute shows that over the past five years, the surface of Greenland has averaged a gain of about 400 billion tons per year, which is slightly above the 1981-2010 mean.

https://realclimatescience.com/2021/02/greenland-a-new-study-says/

Loydo
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 10, 2021 8:16 pm

Surface Mass Balance is just the difference between precipitaion and runoff. Warmer atmosphere means more precipitable water = more snowfall. bdgwx’s graph is for the Total Mass = a steady total loss for decades now. So no, Greenland is not gaining ice mass its losing ice mass.

With that zombie myth smote for the hundredth time this where the goal posts usually get shifted to: “so”.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Loydo
August 10, 2021 9:59 pm

Nope. You’re always wrong.

bdgwx
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 11, 2021 5:01 pm

Your source says MB = SMB – D where MB is the total mass balance, SMB is the surface mass balance, and D is the discharge across the grounding line.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  bdgwx
August 11, 2021 6:21 pm

You’re still deluded. The planet is doing just fine. We don’t need you.

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 12, 2021 12:14 pm

A record of wrongness almost sufficient to rival Joe Biden!

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Red94ViperRT10
August 12, 2021 1:45 pm

Biden is a damned hard act to follow … “Myassiswiped!”

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  Loydo
August 12, 2021 12:16 pm

With regard to ALL ice mass gains/losses, so f***ing what? We have been here before, even if the Arctic goes completely ice free for several years on end, again, this Earth has already done that, came through it and out the other side just fine, what’s the problem?

bdgwx
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 10, 2021 8:32 pm

That’s right. SMB is about +400 Gt/yr. That means D, the ice discharge across the grounding line, is about -660 Gt/yr. Note that MB (mass balance) is equal to SMB (surface mass balance) minus D (discharge) or MB = SMB – D. Also note that D has increased faster than SMB in recent years meaning that MB has declined at an even faster rate. I recommend reading the publication cited in your link. The direct link is here. In addition to saying exactly what I just said above and corroborating the graph I posted it also says that in the not too distant future the ice sheet will become fully grounded (D = 0) while the surface mass balance will turn negative (SMB < 0). Under the RCP8.5 scenario this could occur as soon as 2055.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  bdgwx
August 10, 2021 9:58 pm

I disagree.

Loydo
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 11, 2021 2:01 am

You disagree because CO2.

bdgwx
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 11, 2021 5:17 am

You disagree with your own source?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  bdgwx
August 10, 2021 8:41 pm

Not much better than the ‘Central Park’ metric. It would be more informative if it showed the percentage of total ice mass compared to 2002.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
August 10, 2021 8:38 pm

Central Park? Another non sequitur statistic. They could have gotten a much bigger number if they had said something like “cover all the sidewalks in Central Park.”

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
August 12, 2021 12:12 pm

Here we go, now that I have scrolled past the “Peak Oiler” (what’s the matter, afraid Global Warming, Climate Change, Weather Weirding CAGW is publicly dying a horrible death and test marketing new scares?) nonsense and the intelligent, accurate, but useless responses, let’s see if we actually have a discussion here!

August 10, 2021 2:11 pm

Being innumerate is a requirement for being a green, as well as buying into worst case scenarios.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Tom Halla
August 10, 2021 2:55 pm

Having Asperger’s isn’t a requirement either, but it certainly helps.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 10, 2021 5:26 pm

Ad Misericordiam (appeal to pity) … works every time, especially in a world dominated by intersectional politics. Being underage an female also helped.

Ron Long
August 10, 2021 2:13 pm

Good posting of sea level reality, David. I’m still hoping that some black gold geologist adapts Exxon’s Sequence Stratigraphy to show world-wide mega sea level cycles, with the sea level extremes setting the standard for what the normal background is. Keep up the good work (and try to ignore “peak oil”).

John Tillman
Reply to  Ron Long
August 10, 2021 2:32 pm

Average Eemian temperature at its peak was more than 1.8 degree C higher than in AD 1850. Forests grew all the way to North Cape (above Lat 71 N), now tundra, and hippos swam in the Thames at London.

Michael S. Kelly
Reply to  John Tillman
August 10, 2021 4:28 pm

Is that where the name “Hippodrome” came from?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Michael S. Kelly
August 10, 2021 5:19 pm

Is that where the name “Hippodrome” came from?

Well, no.

Hippo just means horse, potomus is a river (like Potomac). Hippopotamus is just a ‘river horse’.

TBH, whoever decided on that name either hadn’t seen a hippo, or hadn’t seen a horse.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
August 10, 2021 6:37 pm

I believe Michael was attempting a wee bit of English levity.

MarkW
Reply to  Ron Long
August 10, 2021 7:19 pm

Do you have any idea how tiny the amount of CO2 used for EOR is compared to the total amount being emitted?

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 8:54 pm

Innumerate as well as delusional.
Then again, what’s new.

TEWS_Pilot
August 10, 2021 2:14 pm

Now that you showed the 2019 forecast, do 2021 and following.

MarkW
Reply to  TEWS_Pilot
August 10, 2021 8:37 pm

One real chart, overlain by 5 imaginary ones.
That impresses you, but then everything you invent impresses you.

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Shanghai Dan
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 7:47 am

At 2018 consumption rates, the US has a proven 250 YEAR supply of oil.

Green river shale formation.

I guess that’s a peak, in a few centuries or so…

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 12:32 pm

They are so depleted that they continue to pump out huge quantities of oil.

August 10, 2021 2:16 pm

Earlier, actual:

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M Courtney
Reply to  Krishna Gans
August 10, 2021 2:24 pm

It’s got tides, right?

Reply to  M Courtney
August 10, 2021 2:31 pm

Yes, that’s why the older picture has an higher level 😀
At least it seems to be so.
But on the other hand, there are so many pictures if you compare them, the differences are minimal, in both directions.

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ATheoK
Reply to  Krishna Gans
August 10, 2021 6:36 pm

Looks to be a 5 foot maximum tidal movement. About the height of some of the people lining the shore fence.

So most pictures appear to be taken on a slack tide to keep the photographer from bouncing about from currents.

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John Tillman
Reply to  Krishna Gans
August 10, 2021 2:53 pm

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468013320300474

NYC is sinking due to Canada’s rebound from its lost ice sheets, so the Harbor’s real rate of sea level rise is minimal.

M Courtney
August 10, 2021 2:18 pm

Been reading AR6 on and off throughout the day.
One of the weird disconnects is that they report that – worst case from the measurement errors – sea level would rise by a foot (30cm) in the next 100 years if the current trend continues.

But they predict at least 1m (over 3ft) in that time. Best case!

It looks like they have got their units muddled halfway through.

M Courtney
Reply to  M Courtney
August 10, 2021 3:02 pm

BTW, Am I the only person bothering to review these 4000 pages?
I’m only on page 120 (have a real job) yet no-one else seems to be posting anything on this thread:
Discussion thread: New IPCC AR6 report
Come on. Help out. At least read my comments and point out my mistakes.
Let’s crowd-source this.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  M Courtney
August 10, 2021 3:06 pm

You caught them out. There is a more basic problem in both the SPM and the TS. They manufactured SLR acceleration by splicing ‘not fit for purpose’ satalt onto tide gauges. I have done several posts here on SLR and the satalt problems and the closure issue, with references. The IPCC AR6 is just provable propaganda. And was so years before this new junk was published. They made no attempt at all to cover their previously exposed nonsense.

M Courtney
August 10, 2021 2:22 pm

Dear Scar Filling-Cracker,
Oil has not peaked. Demand has fallen temporarily because of the pandemic. That’s all.

Besides, coal releases far more CO2 per joule. And there are lots of new coal plants being built by China, India and much of the developing world.

So this blog is not obsolete.
Best Regards,
M Courtney

John Tillman
Reply to  M Courtney
August 10, 2021 2:43 pm

Anthracite yields almost twice as many BTUs per pound than does lignite, the heat content of which is barely more than peat. Yet China is burning its crummy, soft brown, real polluting, low energy, high sulfur, high CO2 coal because the CCP is angry with Oz. And US Greenies won’t let them buy US hard black coal, because CO2!

Oregon stopped export of Rocky Mountain coal by banning “death trains” from Wyoming and Montana to the Columbia River.

nickc
Reply to  John Tillman
August 10, 2021 5:05 pm

The coal is transported to Canada, then shipped to China.

Brent Qually
Reply to  nickc
August 10, 2021 9:50 pm

And it’s funny cuz Extinction Rebellion regularly shuts down Vancouver bridges while the US “death trains” go unimpeded some 20 minutes south, but a little out of range of the news cameras.

Kstills
Reply to  John Tillman
August 11, 2021 4:53 am

When they start to freeze, those will be called ‘life trains’….

MarkW
Reply to  M Courtney
August 10, 2021 3:14 pm

Thanks to enhanced CO2 supplies, supplies of food are exploding.

The Saint
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 5:15 pm

And this just in, Mark:

The article, which was written by the Associated Press, appeared in scores of newspapers around the country in November of 1922.
“The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at Bergen, Norway.”
“Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers, he declared, all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met with as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.”
“Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.”
“Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts, which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.”

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 6:51 pm

And yet, you are the only one who has noticed.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 8:39 pm

Are you ever going to explain that made up word of yours?
Don’t look now, but the number of wars is way down.

RexAlan
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 8:46 pm

Food supply peaked in 2010. No it didn’t. From this page you can select any country on the right and then any crop from the list on the left.

https://www.indexmundi.com/agriculture/

You should check it out maybe you’ll learn something for once but I doubt it.

MarkW
Reply to  RexAlan
August 11, 2021 6:09 am

Even if true, 2013 is after 2010, which would be enough to refute your claims.

Rud Istvan
Reply to  M Courtney
August 10, 2021 3:23 pm

Which I won’t read. I did a deep dive on peak oil in parts of now now three published books. I suggested you read them. You obviously haven’t.

Peak is before us, not behind us, thanks to fracking. And peak is a misnomer given the delta slope of the ‘peak’ production curve.

My own well documented peak estimate is about 2023-2025 or so. But it will hardly be noticed. ‘Peak’ is NOT a Cliff or even a log normal or a logistics curve (original Hubbert hypothesis) probability distribution event. It is a gamma distribution event with a long slow tail. As shown by illustrated North Slope and North Sea post peak production declines in the books you did not read. Be gone, please.

Felix
Reply to  Rud Istvan
August 10, 2021 6:15 pm

Name one year (other than wars) where living standards have not increased.

Why are oil businesses so poorly run that they make money off shale?

GOM must be a translation of “Whooooosh!” into Mark-speak, meaning “Goes Over Mark”.

MarkW
Reply to  Felix
August 10, 2021 6:54 pm

Everyone else in the world see’s rising standards of living.
You see it falling.
Obviously, everyone else is wrong.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 8:41 pm

Yet another example of ingraham seeing what he wants to see, not what is there.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 12:35 pm

Small scale conflicts and growing standards of living are not incompatible.
If you think terrorism is caused by resource conflicts, then you have never left your mom’s basement.

MarkW
Reply to  Felix
August 10, 2021 8:40 pm

Another made up chart, probably from his own blog that shows nothing whatsoever.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 12:36 pm

While the Hubert curve is technically correct, it can be and often is reset by new discoveries and improved technologies for drilling and extraction.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Rud Istvan
August 10, 2021 6:34 pm

It’s possible to win an argument with someone who is smart, it’s impossible to win an argument with someone who is stupid.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 10, 2021 6:56 pm

I wasn’t talking to you, I was talking about you. I feel that if I communicate with you any further, my mental health will suffer.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 10, 2021 8:10 pm

He is quickly becoming as annoying as griff and Loydo of London, but for different reasons. I home he tires soon.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
August 10, 2021 11:28 pm

These people have few brains. They are fixated on one thing and won’t let it go. I had prepared my response to his comment at the same time I posted my comment. They are so predictable.

TonyG
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 11, 2021 11:57 am

Mark I. isn’t even as coherent as ELIZA was. Someone needs to up their coding game.

MarkW
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 10, 2021 8:43 pm

I haven’t seen you do any physics whatsoever. Unless that’s what you call naked assertions.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 6:12 am

Combining unrelated things into one master equation that explains everything.
Even if you could justify your assumptions, they still wouldn’t amount to an actual argument.

Shanghai Dan
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 7:52 am

Here is your fail:

The Permian basin produces five percent of global oil in 100,000 square miles. That implies 2 million miles or 2% of world land area is used for oil, and a similar amount for other energy. Furthermore, if we extrapolate first world living standards, that would require as much as 25% of the global land area just dedicated to oil wells.”

Because we don’t have offshore wells, and many places with big reserves need far less than 1% of the land dedicated to oil. For example, here in Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties. Where we produce prodigious amounts of oil (more than Alaska) on something approaching 0.03% of the land (typical pad is around 1/2 acre, including tanks, and you’ll see a pad about ever 150 acres).

Shanghai Dan
Reply to  Shanghai Dan
August 11, 2021 12:45 pm

I just have to say:

What the F*&K are you smoking?

You do realize, don’t you, that about 80% of our total energy use is from oil and coal right now:

https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/us-energy-facts/

And we’re not using 25% of our land for oil wells and coal; in fact we’re probably using hundredth of 1%, if that.

You’re just way out to lunch, making things up to push some insane, inane drivel.

goracle
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 12, 2021 4:37 am

i thought we hit peak oil back in 1970’s? Ingraham is a troll… like griff

MarkW
Reply to  Rud Istvan
August 10, 2021 6:53 pm

I see you are still trying to convince yourself that the only thing that matters in terms of economic activity is how much oil is being produced.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 8:42 pm

It’s not accurate, but I can see that you desperately wish it to be.
If the only thing that drives prosperity is oil, what drove prosperity before oil?

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 6:10 am

So if products get more efficient and less energy is used, that proves that standards of living are falling? Pseudo intellectuals always use this type of one dimensional thinking.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 12:36 pm

I can’t think of any place in the world where food supply is falling.
For most of the world, over eating is the big problem.

MarkW
Reply to  Rud Istvan
August 10, 2021 8:39 pm

Ah yes, shale is so useless that oil companies are making billions from oil plays.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 6:11 am

A post from his blog, to prove that he agrees with himself.

MarkW
Reply to  Rud Istvan
August 11, 2021 12:34 pm

Yea we know, there is so little oil there that they ran out years ago.

PaulH
Reply to  M Courtney
August 10, 2021 3:40 pm

Instead of sniping, why not submit an article to WUWT detailing your hypotheses?

Rud Istvan
Reply to  PaulH
August 10, 2021 3:43 pm

MI will not, because if he did, my three past ebooks on this topic (and others) would shoot him down in flames. In fact, I am almost motivated to do a guest post on this issue to preempt him and enlighten those here.

MarkW
Reply to  Rud Istvan
August 10, 2021 6:55 pm

There are no such articles in the major media. Articles on your blog do not count.

ATheoK
Reply to  PaulH
August 10, 2021 5:56 pm

Hahahahahahaha!

The real reason trollop-bot mingy haunts WUWT is because he is desperate for visitors to his irrational illogical delusional “blog”

Hahahahahahaha!
Pathetic sod.

MarkW
Reply to  David Middleton
August 11, 2021 6:15 am

But Ingraham has proven, using physics no less, that all the oil has already been used up.

PaulH
Reply to  PaulH
August 11, 2021 5:39 am
MarkW
Reply to  PaulH
August 11, 2021 6:14 am

The moderator posted two of your “submissions”, they were just cut and pastes from two of your posts.
Neither made any sense.

MarkW
Reply to  PaulH
August 11, 2021 12:38 pm

4 articles, written by you, do not qualify as “many media articles”.

H.R.
Reply to  M Courtney
August 10, 2021 6:21 pm

ingraham: I gave my reserve estimate on my blog.”

Have you been banned there? Is that why you’re here?

MarkW
Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 8:44 pm

His mommy changed his password.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 9:30 pm

Gol-ol-lee Sar-gent Carter!

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  M Courtney
August 12, 2021 12:07 pm

Yeah, and Malthus wrote an entire book on “…peak everything…” How did that turn out? Combine some fevered visions with a health dose of reality and get back to me when you got something that coincides with both.

gbaikie
August 10, 2021 2:22 pm

“They say seas peaked at least 1.2 meters (4 feet) higher than today—roughly in line with most current models for the next 100 years of so.”

The up 9 meter was fairly new estimate. I believe as recall for a long time it considered to less 5 meters of sea level rise.

rah
August 10, 2021 2:23 pm

Then go away since you have deemed it irrelevant!

Rob_Dawg
Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 5:48 pm

> 50 billion is all that will fit.

(Assuming that’s barrels.) 50 billion barrels a cube less than 1-1/4ths miles on a side.

MarkW
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
August 10, 2021 7:01 pm

Of all the stupid things I have seen you write, that has got to be the stupidest.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 8:46 pm

You’ve been down there to check?
The oil was in the rock when it formed, it made it’s own space.

ATheoK
Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 6:06 pm

You can’t even keep your promises.
Basement dwelling lying delusional trollop-bot.

ATheoK
Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 6:08 pm

His respected career is in all facets of finding and drilling oil.
He’s earned real money for his education.

What have you got besides lies and BS?

MarkW
Reply to  ATheoK
August 10, 2021 7:02 pm

Screaming you’re wrong, is not a refutation.

MarkW
Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 7:00 pm

50 billion is all that will fit? Really, so you are an expert geology, as well as every other subject under the sun

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 8:47 pm

So all rocks have the same pore space?

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 6:17 am

Of course none of those references actually reference the point you are making, much less prove it.

MarkW
Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 8:45 pm

Ingraham invents new words and new concepts in order to find something that he can claim supports the voices in his head.

Duane
Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 5:38 pm

Up vote just for the Tombstone ref

Rob_Dawg
Reply to  David Middleton
August 10, 2021 5:40 pm

In 25 years we’ve extracted more oil than was all of the “proven reserves” 25 years ago and now we have twice as much “proven reserves” as we had then.

MarkW
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
August 11, 2021 6:18 am

If the oil companies are lying about their proven reserves, then somebody is going to jail.
Why don’t you take your “proof” to the justice department.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 10:20 am

Projection alert.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2021 12:41 pm

1) That comment makes no sense.
2) That comment in no way addressed the point that I made.

ATheoK
Reply to  rah
August 10, 2021 6:04 pm

if he proves my GOM reserves wrong (which are the same as official)”

A) Official does not mean actual reserves or anywhere near actual oil deposits.
B) All of your specious bleating is because you ‘think‘ your official Gulf of Mexico reserves are accurate? Hahahahaha
a) An estimate that ignores a substantial portion of the Gulf of Mexico.
b) An estimate that ignores sedimentary basins worldwide.
c) An estimate, which is all the “official” reserves are. A statement that ignores the historical failure of estimated reserves over many decades.

MarkW
Reply to  ATheoK
August 10, 2021 7:06 pm

Ingraham is the smartest person who has ever lived. If you don’t believe me, ask him, he’s already proven it.
Except for a little math error.

MarkW
Reply to  ATheoK
August 10, 2021 8:49 pm

Made up numbers generated by made up theories.
You really do need to upgrade the voices in your head.

Rud Istvan
August 10, 2021 2:34 pm

The climatariat myth that the Eemian highstand above today was caused by WAIS sudden collapse has been debunked several times before Dave Middleton did here. The most detailed study estimated about 3000 years, giving a SLR rate between 2 and 2.5mm/year, as now. And, the only two papers purporting to show ‘sudden’ are both gravely flawed. They also disagree with each other on ‘sudden’ timing by several thousand years. OOPS.

The Australian ‘sudden’ paper also comprises clearcut academic misconduct, provable from its own SI. All three references and the misconduct proof are contained in essay ‘By land or by sea’ in my ebook Blowing Smoke.

philincalifornia
August 10, 2021 2:54 pm

“This blog is entirely obsolete because oil production is falling.”

You were saying how you could buy it yesterday. Changed your mind?

This blog should be obsolete, because there is no climate crisis, no climate emergency, no measurable increase of temperature or sea levels above the background slow increases from the Little Ice Age. This site, however, does have a part to play in correcting the lies of climate liars and other assorted climate crackpots, and other individuals who post strange stuff.

MarkW
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 10, 2021 3:15 pm

Just a few days ago, you declared that it’s conservatives who agree with you and only liberals disagree?
Did the voices in your head change their mind?

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 7:08 pm

You can’t even remember what you said less than an hour ago, and is still on the screen in front of you.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 8:20 pm

Maybe we should treat him kindly, like a gentlemen holding the door open for an old woman with a walker. I’d be the first to run to the exit door to let him out.

philincalifornia
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 10, 2021 3:39 pm

It’s hard to follow your train of thought on base assumptions when you don’t say a) what they were and b) what they changed to.

The base assumptions of climate realists, who can understand data, are very different from those of the climate liars and climate crackpots and nitwits who can’t or don’t want to.

…. but do go on – two doublings of CO2 gets us to around 1700 ppm via one doubling to around 850 ppm. When are we going to see the Keeling Curve reverse?

philincalifornia
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 10, 2021 4:38 pm

OK, joke over. You reeled some of us in. Well done.

Abolition Man
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 10, 2021 6:43 pm

philincalifornia,
Markie’s train of thought is more like a pushcar with some of the gearing stripped out!

MarkW
Reply to  Abolition Man
August 10, 2021 8:50 pm

It’s more like a baby stroller, and somebody left the baby at home.

mal
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 10, 2021 8:56 pm

You know people like you told us older folk that we would be out of oil 30 years ago. Funny I was once able to buy gasoline at 25C a gallon. Yet that was not the cheapest gas I bought due to inflation and and increase of wages about every other decade the true cost of refined oil is lower than that. I may not live long enough to see that but my grand children will and they will have plenty of oil to burn. The world is coming to end idiot have been around as long as the human race has. You are no different that the snake oil salesmen of the past.

MarkW
Reply to  mal
August 11, 2021 12:42 pm

Most of the time, it’s been liberals annihilating others.
I can’t think of time when liberals have been annihilated. Unless it was by other liberals.

markl
August 10, 2021 2:55 pm

We knew this was coming. Rewrite sea level history just like they did 20th century weather history in the US. As with all history today it is being either altered or interpreted to suite a narrative. The “new” history will be Marxist written, controlled, and it won’t take many generations before it becomes ‘truth’.

philincalifornia
Reply to  markl
August 10, 2021 3:04 pm

Don’t be so pessimistic. They didn’t have the internet then. Screencap as much as you can be bothered to screencap. Whatever the climate liars, climate cretins and climate crackpots can choose to disappear will still exist on multiple thousands or more hard drives

Peter W
August 10, 2021 3:01 pm

Personally, based on my study since 2006 of this whole matter, I am far more worried about the coming ice age and associated eventual sea level fall than I am about sea level rise and further warming.

Chris Hanley
August 10, 2021 3:01 pm

It is interesting to watch how the inflection point from linear to exponential on IPCC ‘scenario’ graphs (sea level) creeps along the time axis from report to report.
AR3 (2001):
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AR6 (2021):
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Anthony Banton
Reply to  Chris Hanley
August 11, 2021 7:15 am

I don’t see that.
Especially considering the 2001 graph has the y-axis at more than twice the scale of the 2021.
Also, what do you consider as the “inflection point”, especially as the observations are already at a quadratic fit?

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Objections addressed here ….

https://climatefeedback.org/claimreview/global-data-contradict-claim-of-no-acceleration-in-sea-level-rise/

Rory Forbes
August 10, 2021 3:12 pm

Run away … this is indeed serious. They’re now forced to measure by the dreaded Estwing rock pick. How could it ever have come to this? Not a mere Vaughn, Fiskars or Allied, but they’ve gone straight to Estwing.

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 12, 2021 12:28 pm

It’s a common measurement tool for geologists, almost a standard. Some even come with a striped handle to make it easier to identify inches.

That said, my sister, while still an undergraduate at NMIMT in the early ’80s, told the whole family of a photograph the TA showed them where he had taken a toothpick and something, made a miniature rock pick complete with stripes on the handle, and laid it next to a diminutive trilobite fossil he had recovered, making it look like a trilobite close to half a meter in diameter. He was very upfront about it being a faked photo, don’t take it seriously. He probably would be run off campus if he tried that maneuver today.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Red94ViperRT10
August 12, 2021 1:51 pm

Arrrgh … killer trilobites! It’s worse than we thought.

It’s kind of funny that geologist’s rock pick measurement is actually a real thing (unlike Xs Olympic swimming pools).

MarkW
August 10, 2021 3:12 pm

I thought you said you wouldn’t mention peak oil until someone else did?
I guess that’s yet another thing you can’t get right.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 9:34 pm

He lied?

I am shocked.

Rory Forbes
August 10, 2021 3:17 pm

This blog isn’t obsolete. It has only reached peak Mark Ingraham.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 10, 2021 3:41 pm

I gave that a like, even though I suspect it’s not true.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  philincalifornia
August 10, 2021 5:21 pm

Oooops, I must have lied … (exaggerated?). Declaring peak anything without any evidence is usually a lie.

Mea culpa … wishful thinking.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 10, 2021 8:22 pm

But, it was funny anyway!

Gary Pearse
August 10, 2021 3:25 pm

I’ve noted a coastal “bench and notch” in Dominican Republic that is 1.5 to 2m above mean sea level. I had assumed this was from the Holocene High Stand. An old coral reef up by my place is about 10m above present sea level. I had assumed this was an Eemian coral.

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 12, 2021 12:32 pm

I notice that a lot of places, at varying distances above sea level. For example this http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/HT_HouseCliffs06_jrl_160126_12x5_1600.jpg (to find that pic I searched “California washing into the sea”) doesn’t that look like the kind of flat silt deposit that would indicate a previous river delta, where the flat is just slightly lower than the existing sea level at that time? In other words, the sea level rises, the sea level falls, about the only thing it doesn’t do is remain static for an extended period.

CD in Wisconsin
August 10, 2021 3:52 pm

“This blog is entirely obsolete because oil production is falling…..”

Anthony and CTM:

This is just my opinion, but I think Ingraham has gone over the top here on two counts: (1) insulting the integrity of this blog and, (2) going off topic with his peak oil blather again.

Just my two cents worth.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 10, 2021 4:13 pm

More evidence that you either need to be SNIPPED or banned. Keep it up Ingraham and it might yet happen. What happens to CO2 levels isn’t so much the issue as is what happens to temperatures in the future.

If this is how your parents taught you to behave with others, they fell way short of their duty to raise you properly.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 10, 2021 4:37 pm

(1) As I understand it, the only place where CO2 drives temperature is in the computer models and in the minds of those who believe in them. The evidence does not exist in the real world,

(2) There are natural sources of CO2 over which we humans have no control. Not the least of them is the outgassing of the world’s oceans. The COVID lockdown did not produce even a blip in the CO2 level rise record.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 10, 2021 5:20 pm

Mark, oil consumption is not the only source of human CO2 emissions. Coal, natural gas, cement, etc., are others. The environmental movement will never be happy until ALL human fossil fuel use has ended and ALL human emissions have stopped.

Until ALL emissions from human activities have ended, the eco-warriors will never cease their attacks on human activities that they deem to be vices. As long as they have the mass media, corrupted science, the U.N. and domestic politicians under their thumb, they have no reason to give up “The Cause”.

Heck Mark, we even exhale CO2 when we breathe. Did you know that? Are going to have to wear carbon sequestration masks over our faces? I’m sure that idea will go over well.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 10, 2021 6:11 pm

Coal consumption barely growing?

Mark, if you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you should know how many coal-fired power plants have been built throughout Asia (especially China) and elsewhere around the world in the last 10-20 years. And many more are in the pipeline.

Sorry Mark, but I am at a loss to understand where you are getting your information from.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 10, 2021 8:24 pm

Maybe from griff.

meab
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 11, 2021 10:32 am

Ingrown, Coal consumption worldwide has been fairly flat for about 10 years. It has NOT dropped dramatically – IT IS HAS BEEN ABOUT THE SAME for the last decade. How could this be when Asia’s coal usage is actually up substantially. It’s because in the US and much of the rest of the world, coal consumption has dropped – in the US it’s because coal has been replaced by clean Natural Gas. That’s why US CO2 emissions have dropped.

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/coal-consumption-by-region

What does that mean? Coal consumption is still adding to the atmospheric load of CO2 – it’s a significant component in why CO2 is rising.

Oil consumption, other than the Covid dip, is also rising.

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It’s clear that you’re perseverating on a paranoid delusion. Seek mental health care

MarkW
Reply to  meab
August 11, 2021 12:44 pm

According to ingrown, that dip starting around 2019, is proof that we have run out of coal. That dip will continue and in a few months it will hit bottom.
He’s proven it. He has math.

MarkW
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 10, 2021 7:14 pm

Oil production follows demand. When demand picks up, so will production.

MarkW
Reply to  MarkW
August 10, 2021 8:52 pm

So you know more about real coal prices then the guys who buy and sell the stuff.

Nonsensical articles from undisclosed blogs may impress you, they don’t impress those who can think for themselves.

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess this gibberish is from your blog. It sure does sound like the way you (don’t) think.

ATheoK
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 10, 2021 6:23 pm

Another irrational specious claim.

History and historical graphs clearly show CO₂ lags temperature, always.

Cooling will come first and slowly over years, atmospheric CO₂ will decline as water absorbs greater amounts of CO₂ while emitting less seasonal CO₂.

MarkW
Reply to  ATheoK
August 11, 2021 12:45 pm

You’ve been on both sides of so many issues that it’s hard to remember what your most recent position has been.

Dave Fair
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 10, 2021 6:18 pm

Tell China, India, Africa & etc. that CO2 levels are about to fall.

Matthew Bergin
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 10, 2021 9:07 pm

We need a block capability on this blog so we don’t have listen to an idiot all the time. 🤦‍♂️😒 I feel like I’m listening to a flat earther with the level of idiocy projected.

MarkW
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
August 11, 2021 12:46 pm

At the bottom right of posts with responses to them, once the edit button expires, there’s a little up arrow that allows you to collapse all responses to a post. Not quite a block, but it allows you to make thread jacks go away.

Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 11, 2021 10:13 am

This blog currently insults the integrity of itself, if co2 levels are about to fall then what are you going to talk about?

But but … CO2 levels cant fall, that’s no fair.
Anyway CO2 stays in the atmosphere for 16 no 100 no 2000 years – no forever
CO2 stays in the atmosphere for [compute number needed for maximum alarm and political capital] years.

Chuck no longer in Houston
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
August 12, 2021 11:55 am

MODS: Please block Mark ingraham. He has completely hijacked the thread with his inanities and added nothing. This is beyond acceptable.

PCman999
August 10, 2021 3:53 pm

Mark Ingraham is still here so this blog is still very much needed! Thanks Watts, Middleton, Willy E., Charles, and everyone else that I stupidly forgot! Thanks for not letting us drown in a sea of BS!

August 10, 2021 4:12 pm

The ice core data shows much more than 1-2C between the last and even the peak of the current interglacial.

http://www.palisad.com/co2/domec/temp.png

The above plot is from the DomeC data. The dotted blue line is the current temperature at a reference of about 0. The temperature scale is delta degrees C from today.

The suggestion that Greenland or Antarctica collapsed is silly, as the ice is still here to tell its story and a collapse of either is not in that story. Even the worst case temperature increase the IPCC projects will not touch Antarctica whose average temperature is far below 0C and at an altitude where even ice and snow is found at the equator. Greenland isn’t much different.

saveenergy
August 10, 2021 4:33 pm

** STOP FEEDING THE TROLL **

Mark ingraham makes griff look like an intellectual !!

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Gary Pearse
Reply to  saveenergy
August 10, 2021 5:53 pm

I skip over comments directed at griff and Ingraham. Often it seems like half the comments. griff is more on the rails than Ingram. I second the motion. Taking topics hostage is what they do, especially on sore point topics for the climateers.

Yeah stop feeding them.

Forrest Gardener
Reply to  saveenergy
August 11, 2021 1:14 am

The blog software would benefit from a block function.

M Courtney
Reply to  saveenergy
August 11, 2021 2:32 am

Griff disagrees with this blog and isn’t well-armed with facts.
But he seems to be sincere and relatively polite by internet standards.
And he addresses the blog in question.
Griff is no Mark Ingraham. Griff should not be banned.
Mark Ingraham needs banning and counselling.

M Courtney
Reply to  M Courtney
August 11, 2021 2:36 am

Declaration of interest. If this blog bans Griff it will no doubt ban me as well on ideological grounds.

Reply to  David Middleton
August 11, 2021 2:33 pm

Mark is to logic the same as loud bagpipe music is to a successful deer hunt.

H.R.
Reply to  PaulID
August 11, 2021 4:24 pm

PaulD: “Mark is to logic the same as loud bagpipe music is to a successful deer hunt.”

👍 👍 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

To paraphrase Nathan Hale, “I only regret that I have but one upvote to give to that comment.”

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  David Middleton
August 12, 2021 12:36 pm

Yes, let Griff remain, as well as Nick Stokes (I disagree with their conclusions most of the time, but at least they’re willing to debate and discuss why they believe their own position). As with all posts, if we can’t defend it, we shouldn’t be writing and posting it.

GregK
August 10, 2021 7:00 pm

Sea levels can fluctuate quickly
6500 and 4200 years BP sea levels were 1 to 2m higher than today-

https://www.jstor.org/stable/25736969

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0959683618777070

Only a bit of anthropogenic CO2 about then and what were the ice, polar bears and penguins doing?

Smart Rock
August 10, 2021 8:07 pm

If you think this blog is obsolete, why don’t you just bugger off, and let the rest of us wallow in our obsolescence?

Thank you and have a nice day.

Carlo, Monte
August 10, 2021 9:25 pm

Shuttup.

John Dilks
August 10, 2021 9:56 pm

What a stupid response to an article about sea-level rise. What is your issue?

M Courtney
Reply to  David Middleton
August 11, 2021 6:11 am

Moon landings?
That explains it.
This is Lewandowsky up to his old tricks again.

MarkW
Reply to  David Middleton
August 11, 2021 6:21 am

He seems to believe that oil wells continue to pump out the same amount of oil, day in and day out. Then suddenly, one day, no more oil, the pores are empty.

August 10, 2021 10:59 pm

MODERATOR- it is not often I call for someone to be banned but this Mark Ingraham character has got to go. When one has to scroll through well over 100 comments just to get to one about the actual thread topic, you should know you’ve got a very effective troll on your hands. He clearly exists merely to drag threads off topic and adds nothing to the debate, he is not even worth arguing with. Comments used to be the best part of this blog. Not very useful when the thread is so polluted with idiocy so obtuse it cannot be argued with.

As for the rest of you, I enjoy regular troll mocking more than most. But this guy needs to be shut down. Ignore him. His statements look even dumber when nobody bothers to respond.

M Courtney
Reply to  davidmhoffer
August 11, 2021 2:34 am

Hear Hear.
It is probably not a coincidence that he appeared at this interesting time before COP26.
I suspect we will get other activists trolls too.
This is the blog that revealed Climategate. It terrifies the Climate Industry.

saveenergy
Reply to  davidmhoffer
August 11, 2021 7:12 pm

“it is not often I call for someone to be banned but this Mark Ingraham character has got to go”

David, I totally disagree, everyone should have the right to say what they think; everyone else has the right to ignore. De-platforming is what the warmisters do.

Your last sentence is the way to go … “Ignore him. His statements look even dumber when nobody bothers to respond.”

** STOP FEEDING THE TROLL ** (tempting as it is)

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Forrest Gardener
Reply to  saveenergy
August 12, 2021 4:14 am

Quite agree with not feeding the troll.

Talking of freedom of speech, what’s your view on soccer matches? Does everybody have a right to blow a vuvuzela? And everybody else has the right to ignore the vuvuzela?

Some sort of blocking function would be a useful half way point.

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  Forrest Gardener
August 12, 2021 12:40 pm

I’m not sure I favor blocking the troll, but I would like an easier way to scroll past the inane “discussion” his posts seem to generate. Furthermore, if we had a blocking function, he would just create new characters each and every time he gets blocked, even if he has to make-up new *.yahoo, *.hotmail, *.outlook or *.gmail accounts each time. And something about dynamic ISPs, I’m not sure how to do that myself, I just know there is such a thing.

Greg
August 11, 2021 2:37 am

They say seas peaked at least 1.2 meters (4 feet) higher than today—roughly in line with most current models for the next 100 years of so.

This is yet more “if the model does agree with data, the data needs correcting”.

We all know it’s impossible to suggest 9m sea level rise by 2100, so they have to “correct” the geological data.

However absurd and contorted this process is nothing is allowed to conflict the projections of their failed climate models.

Greg
August 11, 2021 2:43 am

This blog is entirely obsolete because oil production is falling. The entire basis of debate has changed.

So the whole AGW , IPCC , Paris Accord charade is also obsolete. If we have reached peak oil the market will naturally lead to non oil solutions and all this constant hysteria and government interference is unneeded.

When I see unelected UN globalists finally BUTT OUT of trying to dictate every county’s energy policy, I will fully agree that this WUWT will be obsolete. I can’t wait.

Loren C. Wilson
August 11, 2021 4:42 am

“They say seas peaked at least 1.2 meters (4 feet) higher than today—roughly in line with most current models for the next 100 years of so.” But the data show about 6″ per century. This shows the problem with their models – they are all tuned to be grossly out of line with the data.

mkelly
August 11, 2021 9:02 am

I recently watched a documentary on Zanzibar and the narrator said that about 130,000 years ago the Indian Ocean was several meters higher.

Here is a picture of a small island in the Zanzibar island group showing the drop.

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MarkW
Reply to  mkelly
August 11, 2021 12:49 pm

That doesn’t look like a sea level drop to me. Rather it looks like wave action eroding the rocks at the current sea level height.

August 11, 2021 10:04 am

“For once it’s not worse than previously thought”

But the past has to be made less worse so that the present and future can be made worse worse.

Modelling climate alarm – Odyssey (wordpress.com)

August 11, 2021 10:08 am

Remember that Hearty et al 2007 showed that there was a sharp warming peak at the very end of the Eemian interglacial. Those experiencing that peak did not necessarily know that it was at the end of the interglacial of course. This was before the emergence of behaviourally modern humans (70 kya) of course so the words “global warming” wouldn’t have existed yet.

Rapid warming at the end of the last Eemian interglacial caused sea level to rise several meters – just before ice age returned – Odyssey (wordpress.com)

August 11, 2021 10:09 am

Mark’s right – oil is toast. So are we.

MarkW
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
August 11, 2021 12:48 pm

Oil is hydrocarbons.
Toast is hydrocarbons.
Therefore oil is toast.

August 11, 2021 2:31 pm

Your mother dropped you on your head on a regular basis didn’t she? You have the logic God gave a stump and just as much sense.

Lawrence
August 11, 2021 8:49 pm

A few years back I was down at the Twelve Apostles, a natural series of sandstone pillars sitting just off the Southern Coast of Australia. The twelve have been reduced to seven, I believe, as the Southern Ocean keeps gnawing away at their bases. Cracks on the cleff face indicate that more apostles will be born eventually. My observation concerns the erosion rings on the pillars at several different levels, all much higher than the current level at which the ocean is working. The highest ring is just below the lip of the coastal cliffs. I am not a geologist but it seems that sea level has been much, much higher than present. Either that or Australia is rising.

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  Lawrence
August 12, 2021 12:45 pm

…just as the sea has been much, much lower, in the past. Check any online maps that show the sea-floor as well as on land, every major river has a canyon, now below water, that continues beyond the current mouth of the river until it gets several hundred meters below existing sea level. That canyon would not have been carved unless that portion of the river had been above sea level at some point. Now whether that change in apparent sea level came about due to continental uplift(subsidence) or from a change in the quantity of liquid water is for others to determine/prove.

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