The Ghost Forest of the Delmarva Peninsula… Because Climate Change

Guest geology by David Middleton Ghost Forests Are Visceral Examples of the Advance of Climate Change BY TIK ROOT OCTOBER 7, 2019 As Matt Kirwan walks through Maryland’s Blackwater National Refuge, his rubber boots begin to squish. With each step the land beneath him turns from dry ground to increasingly soggy mud. The trees around…

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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…

Holocene Highstand

The Holocene Sea Level Highstand

Guest geological note by David Middleton Most skeptics are familiar with the Warmunist efforts to erase the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age. However, many skeptics may not be aware of efforts to erase another paleoclimatological feature: The Holocene Highstand. What is a highstand? A highstand is one phase of the sea level cycle…

Study finds 24% of West Antarctic ice is now unstable

American Geophysical Union WASHINGTON–In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new study. Scientists at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM), based at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom,…

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…

Study: Sea Level Rise Revised Downward

Reposted from Roy Spencer’s Blog July 21st, 2017 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. If I had not looked past the headline of the press report on a new study, I would have just filed it under “It’s worse than we thought”. A new study in Nature reported on July 17 carried the following headlines:…

More Fun With Sea Level

The Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) is perhaps the best source for sea level data. Established in 1933, the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) has been responsible for the collection, publication, analysis and interpretation of sea level data from the global network of tide gauges. It is based in Liverpool at…