Sea level hijinks

Is sea level rising dangerously?

Climate campaigners say it every day.

The inconvenient fact is that sea level has been rising at a tiny 1 to 3 millimeters per year, which it has been doing since before the industrial revolution with no significant acceleration.

CFACT’s Climate Depot is the most effective news and information service presenting the facts that correct misinformation about global warming.

Take a look at an article on sea level by Ken Haapala that Marc Morano posted to the Depot.  Ken is president of SEPP, the Science and Environmental Policy Project, which was founded by Fred Singer, one of the founders of space and climate science.

“How did a rise of 10 inches per century, with an error of about 10%,” Haapala asks, “turn in to rise of 11 feet by the end of the century?”

The answer he provides, the same as applies so often when climate science is misrepresented, is “computer models.”

Researchers “spliced together differences in the rates of sea level rise as measured by tidal gages and IPCC Model Projections. Clutz for Newport, RI, and Homewood for global data. What we see is a familiar shape – Mr. Mann’s hockey-stick.”

Computer models continually project warmer temperatures and higher seas than observations show.

Policymakers need to hold back on massive new regulation and spending until reality catches up to the models.

So far the evidence suggests it may never do so.


About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is president and co-founder of CFACT.