Saturday, 16 May 2015

IS SEA LEVEL RISE MEASURABLE?

This piece takes a look at the latest papers on the subject. One comment from TonyM seemed to hit the nail on the head:
"It is mind boggling to believe that measurement of sea levels that cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, can be miles deep, and are in constant turmoil, can be measured with millimeter accuracy. They are subject not only to sinking ocean bottoms, but to melting and growing glaciers, the ongoing motions of the tectonic plates, the temperature of the water, the amount of wind, and who knows what other forces, . Sea level rise measurements seem to have the same believability as average global temperature calculations. The forces and variables that determine them are so many, so chaotic, and so poorly understood, that these calculations are nothing more than excercises in writing computer programs."

 

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