Apocalyptic Sea-Level Rise—Just a Thing of the Past?

From the Cornwall Alliance Gregory J. Rummo On February 2, 1978—41 years ago!—The Wall Street Journal warned in a headline that “Low-Lying Lands Could Be Submerged by Climatic Disaster.” Fears of apocalyptic sea-level rise are nothing new despite the fact that they seem to have recently taken on a new life of their own, especially…

California Dreaming and Erosion “Crises”

guest post by Jim Steele published in the Pacific Tribune July 24th What’s Natural? California’s spectacular coastline attracts tourists from around the world. Headlands of granite or basalt resist erosion, defiantly jutting out into the sea. Pocket beaches form where focused wave energy bites into softer sandstones and uncemented stream sediments. Relentless waves undermine and…

UN Chief Poses For TIME Cover Off ‘Sinking’ Pacific Island Nation That’s Actually Growing In Size

from The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor TIME magazine’s cover shows U.N. chief António Guterres standing in waters off a Pacific island that’s allegedly “sinking” into the sea — except scientific studies indicate it’s not. Studies have found most low-lying Pacific islands either remained stable or increased in size over the decades, including…

New Policy Brief Shows No Evidence of Accelerated Sea-Level Rise

Via press release: A new Policy Brief from The Heartland Institute shows there is no evidence of acceleration in the rise of global sea levels since the 1920s and concludes the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) concerns over this issue is “without merit.” The Policy Brief, titled “Global Sea Level Rise: An Evaluation…

Kriged Sea Level Rise

Guest post by AJ Kriged Sea Level Rise May 14, 2019 Introduction This post shows a reconstruction of sea level rise (SLR) derived by kriging tide gauge data corrected for vertical land velocity.  Kriging is a statistical interpolation method which takes into account how observations differ over distance.  This method is employed widely in the…

Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes

From the BBC By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 14 May 2019 European satellites have detailed the abrupt change in behaviour of one of Greenland’s most important glaciers. In the 2000s, Jakobshavn Isbrae was the fastest flowing ice stream on the island, travelling at 17km a year. As it sped to the ocean, its front…