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Rise of sea levels is ‘the greatest lie ever told’ March 29, 2009

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Rise of sea levels is ‘the greatest lie ever told’

By Christopher Booker, The Telegraph

If one thing more than any other is used to justify proposals that the world must spend tens of trillions of dollars on combating global warming, it is the belief that we face a disastrous rise in sea levels. The Antarctic and Greenland ice caps will melt, we are told, warming oceans will expand, and the result will be catastrophe.

Although the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) only predicts a sea level rise of 59cm (17 inches) by 2100, Al Gore in his Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth went much further, talking of 20 feet, and showing computer graphics of cities such as Shanghai and San Francisco half under water. We all know the graphic showing central London in similar plight. As for tiny island nations such as the Maldives and Tuvalu, as Prince Charles likes to tell us and the Archbishop of Canterbury was again parroting last week, they are due to vanish.

But if there is one scientist who knows more about sea levels than anyone else in the world it is the Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the INQUA International Commission on Sea Level Change. And the uncompromising verdict of Dr Mörner, who for 35 years has been using every known scientific method to study sea levels all over the globe, is that all this talk about the sea rising is nothing but a colossal scare story.

Despite fluctuations down as well as up, “the sea is not rising,” he says. “It hasn’t risen in 50 years.” If there is any rise this century it will “not be more than 10cm (four inches), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm”. And quite apart from examining the hard evidence, he says, the elementary laws of physics (latent heat needed to melt ice) tell us that the apocalypse conjured up by
Al Gore and Co could not possibly come about.

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1. Jimi Streets - March 31, 2009

I don’t know what is more frightening: That a former Vice-President of the United States can be at the forefront of perpetrating this fraud: Or that millions and millions of people actually believe this and are pushing to destroy our way of life over a hoax…

2. Frank de franco - May 10, 2009

…and what “way of life” would that be? Even if anthropogenic warming of the globe is not happening, excess CO2 levels are certainly acidifying the oceans, due to their propensity to uptake of CO2, converting it to Carbonic Acid. To put is short, more acidic oceans mean disruptions of the transfer of energy from plankton up through the food chain, which will certainly disrupt our “way of life” when one of our primary protein sources starts collapsing. 1/3rd of all major ocean fisheries is currently in decline already. Please get your head out of the sand and get to work.

3. Randall - January 31, 2010

The decline of the oceans fisheries is caused by the destruction of natural estuaries of many nations. An understanding of Marine Biology would be helpful here to understand that marine life begins inland of the oceans for practically all species. with water pollution and destructions of coastal estuaries.

I can sympathize with your position and I agree with it, however you are assuming a “cause” by an “effect” that is not related to AGW rather is caused by man’s destrustion of our water systems and breeding grounds for marine life.

4. Randall - January 31, 2010

You have to love the hotkeys that delete statement,
The previous post I said;

“An understanding of Marine Biology would be helpful here to understand that marine life begins inland of the oceans for practically all species. with water pollution and destructions of coastal estuaries.”

that is what showed up. it actuall should read:

An understanding of Marine Biology would be helpful here to understand that marine life begins inland of the oceans for practically all species. The major cause of reduced marine life production is directly related not with CO2 changes but with water pollution and destructions of coastal estuaries.

I wish there was a way to edit the original post…


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