Sea Level Rise ‘Alarmist Agitprop’

Guest post by Rud Istvan Fabius Maximus alerted Charles the Moderator to a new alarming ‘agitprop’ paper in Nature Communications (here) concerning global warming induced sea level rise (SLR). Since I previously contributed to WUWT on SLR and its lack of acceleration, CtM asked if I would provide a guest post reviewing this new SLR…

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Sea Level Rise (SLR) Satellite Altimetry—Fit for Purpose?

by Rud Istvan, ctm and I were having lunch recently near our mutually admired South Florida coral reef system, and over conversation we started speculating about ARGO. I brought up Jason2 SLR as an analog. WUWT readers can see my 2016 WUWT guest post: ‘Sea Level Rise, Acceleration, and Closure’ for details. That ctm lunch…

Antarctica and “alarming” Sea Level Rise

By Rud Istvan, WUWT reader KS of North Dakota emailed a request to ctm based on reading ‘alarming’ Wired journalism concerning $50 million being spent to further study the ‘dangerous’ Thwaites glacier in Antarctica. KS asked if WUWT could perhaps produce a factual overview. ctm asked me to provide it, since I had written an…

Errorless Global Mean Sea Level Rise

Brief Comment by Kip Hansen   Have you ever noticed that whenever NASA or NOAA presents a graph of satellite-era Global Mean Sea Level rise, there are no error bars?  There are no Confidence Intervals?  There is no Uncertainty Range?   In a previous essay on SLR, I annotated the graph at the left to show…

Sea Level Rise, Acceleration, and Closure

Guest essay by Rud Istvan Background There is no doubt that interglacials change sea level (SL). And that sea level rise (SLR) can be dramatic on millennial interglacial time scales. That’s what happens when the vast Laurentide ice sheet (among others) melts. But sea level has changed relatively little in the past 7 millennia. We…

Did AGW slow Sea Level Rise?

Guest essay by Rud Istvan The abstract of a new Science paper by JPL’s Reager based on GRACE claims that AGW caused more landfall precipitation from 2002 to 2014, that ~3200 gigatons (cubic kilometers) was retained as groundwater, and that this slowed annual sea level rise by ~0.71mm/year. The paper is paywalled, but the phys.org…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #355

The Week That Was: 2019-04-06 (April 6, 2019) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition;…

CO2 and crops: NAS vs. science

WUWT regular David Burton writes: One of the most pernicious examples of disinformation promoted by the Climate Industry is the claim that manmade climate change from CO2 emissions threatens agriculture and “food security.” That’s the exact opposite of the truth. CO2 is “plant fertilizer,” and hundreds of agricultural studies have shown that higher CO2 levels…

ARGO—Fit for Purpose?

By Rud Istvan This is the second of two guest posts on whether ‘big’ climate science missions are fit for purpose, inspired by ctm as seaside lunch speculations. The first post dealt with whether satellite altimetry, specifically NASA’s newest Jason3 ‘bird’, was fit for sea level rise (SLR) ‘acceleration’ purpose. It found using NASA’s own…