Do human greenhouse gas emissions educe rising sea levels? Or, is global warming just another hoax?
“Claims of the IPCC and related persons with respect to sea level changes is deeply biased and not based on actual observation. A total revision is necessary. Its purpose appears to simply be to scare people.” (Nils-Axel Mörner)
Schoolteachers do not have to worry that Americans driving SUVs are threatening coastal Cubafornians and the inhabitants of small islands. That should be great news but, of course, it is disappointing for fearmongers at the UN-IPCC and in Western academia. Much as Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union destroyed Hostess Brands, Inc., is it any Wonder self-defeating schoolteachers and their government union Ding Dongs are beating the Ho Hos out of America and running off Twinkie production to China where businesses are not penalized for polluting the air with the smell of baking bread?
The IPCC is fundamentally corrupt. The only ‘reform’ I could envisage would be its abolition —Vincent Gray
The free enterprise system is beating against a powerful headwind of anti-Americanism, superstition and ignorance: 25% of Americans starting high school don’t finish and of those that go to college–6 years later 43% still have not graduated. The government-funded Education Establishment says–e.g., “The science on global warming and sea level rise is clear; we should waste no more time on that debate: capitalism is destroying the Earth.”
But, nonexistent global warming cannot cause the seas to rise. Just yesterday, 125 signatories to a November 29, 2012 ‘Open Letter’ to H.E. Ban Ki-Moon of the UN brought to the Secretary-General’s attention “recently released data [U.K. Met Office] showing that there has been no statistically significant global warming for almost 16 years,” proving “models are wrong by their creators’ own criterion.”
“We are told that the sea level is rising and will soon swamp all of our cities. Everybody knows that the Pacific island of Tuvalu is sinking. Al Gore told us that the inhabitants are invading New Zealand because of it.
“Around 1990 it became obvious that the local tide-gauge did not agree — there was no evidence of ‘sinking.’ So scientists at Flinders University, Adelaide, were asked to check whether this was true. They set up new, modern, tide-gauges in 12 Pacific islands, including Tuvalu, confident that they would show that all of them are sinking.
“Recently, the whole project was abandoned as there was no sign of a change in sea level at any of the 12 islands for the past 16 years. In 2006, Tuvalu even rose.” (Dr. Vincent Gray)
Back in 2009 Bob Carter observed that, “using several fundamentally different mathematical techniques and many different data sets, seven scientists all forecast that climatic cooling will occur during the first decades of the 21st century,” and that, “Temperature records confirm that cooling is under way.” Still, we see a sleepy and dopey society being egged on with irrational fears about rising oceans that will wash away civilization. We are supposed to elect secular, socialist liberal fascists to high public office to kill more jobs. We all should, as Carter quips, “welcome a new source of income based on an invisible, colourless, odourless, tasteless and often unmeasurable gas. No commodity changes hands during its trading, and should carbon dioxide emissions actually decrease because of the existence of a carbon dioxide market (which is highly unlikely), the odds are that it will have no measurable effect on climate anyway…”
Instead of trying to exploit the misery of those who have suffered through natural disasters the above signatories advised that instead of worrying about “climate shocks” the Secretary should understand it, “would be worse if the world cooled than if it warmed.” Anyone who is up to date with the current scientific knowledge of climate-related matters agrees with the signatories above that the “incidence and severity of extreme weather has not increased,” and that “funds currently dedicated to trying to stop extreme weather should therefore be diverted to strengthening our infrastructure so as to be able to withstand these inevitable, natural events, and to helping communities rebuild after natural catastrophes such as tropical storm Sandy.”
Over the years, as I have learned more about the data and procedures of the IPCC, I have found increasing opposition by them to providing explanations, until I have been forced to the conclusion that for significant parts of the work of the IPCC, the data collection and scientific methods employed are unsound. Resistance to all efforts to try and discuss or rectify these problems has convinced me that normal scientific procedures are not only rejected by the IPCC, but that this practice is endemic, and was part of the organization from the very beginning. (Dr. Vincent Gray)
What realistically would be the impact on the level of the seas even if humans were causing global warming? To answer we need only look at the impact of natural global warming.
There are physical limits for how fast ice can melt. The maximum rates recorded were those related to the melting of the glaciers of the Last Ice Age. The corresponding sea level rise amounted to 10 mm/year or 1 m per century. This figure sets the ultimate frame for possible sea level changes.
Consequently, all claims of a sea level rise by 2100 exceeding 1 m can directly be discarded as physically impossible. Real changes must be significantly smaller.
The Little Ice Ages and Solar Minima in 1440-1460, 1687-1703 and 1809-1821 had little to insignificant effects on sea level, despite significant expansions of the alpine glaciers and Arctic ice cover, and sea surface cooling. (Professor Nils-Axel Mörner)
For some added perspective we should consider the groundless predictions of unnatural sea level rise that global warming junk science peddlers want us to find worrisome (e.g., 11 mm over two decades) to rises of 300 feet (>90 meters) since the last BIG Ice Age, as follows:
“Thirty miles west of Holmes Reef and sixty miles east of the Great Barrier Reef lies an underwater mountain or seamount whose peak is 120 feet below the surface. During the last ice age when sea level was as much as 300 feet lower than at present this was a high island. Today it is an unnamed circle of dotted line on the chart surrounding the number 36 representing the depth in meters. With satellite navigation receiver and echosounder we find it and drop anchor. Accompanied by prolonged rattling and clanking most of a hundred meters of chain disappears down the hawse pipe and I lock the winch. In a minute the dangling chain draws out ahead to a taut forty-five degrees and we swing to, headed into a two knot current…” ~Walter Starck
America’s children are the biggest losers in the Big Bird-educated cash for clunkers liberal Utopia of the Left.
A wake up call courtesy of the “party of government” that brought dead and dying Old Europe to the point of hearing its own death rattle is palpable — and, after all of the “revenue” enhancements to a bloated government have resulted in a clinkered society that is being dragged down the swirling porcelain vortex — as the EU approches the fiscal cliff, their message to America is simple:
“…no issue of global urgency has tanked quite as quickly as the warming of the earth’s climate.” (Spiegel staff)