“Catastrophic” Sea Level Rise Takes a Holiday

by Steve MacDonald

seal-level-sat-oct2017-zoomGlobal interglacial sea level rise has been pretty consistent over the centuries at a few millimeters per year. This trend has been ignored as rent-seekers and political opportunists jokey for the lead role in “Scare taxpayers out of their money part one-million-something; Climate Doom!”

And while climate is way down on most people’s lists of priorities the environmentalists continue to attach taxpayer milking machines to citizens wallets to belay their pet neurosis. Or maybe they are just evil and greedy? Whatever it is they are wrong and recent data from NOAA, pictured above, not only keeps the slow steady (not at all catastrophic) rate of interglacial sea level rise in line with hundreds of years of trends it includes a pause.

Let the “you are all deniers” chest-pounding begin.


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  • Tom F

    If you go to the source document for that chart, you will see a different story. While the alarmists talk about hundreds of feet of rise in this century; NASA says that their satellite data shows a 3.2 mm average annual rise that they have measured over the last 25 years. If that is accurate (!), and continues, it’s not totally rosy, but not much to be feared – that would be 3.2 meters, 10.5 feet, in a thousand years. That would change some coastal cities – over the next millennia, not in next decade or so, as the alarmists say.

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