Is sea level rise dead?

Is sea level rise dead?

There are 4 comments on the Washington Daily News story from Feb 19, 2012, titled Is sea level rise dead?. In it, Washington Daily News reports that:

Lobbying by a coalition of 20 eastern North Carolina counties led to "significant changes" in a draft sea level rise policy considered by the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, the commission's chairman acknowledged.

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NobodyYouKnow

Toronto, Canada

#1 Feb 20, 2012
"“We made some significant changes to the original draft and pretty much eliminated the parts of it that were bothering people,” CRC Chairman Bob Emory told the Daily News in a recent interview."

Ohmygod! I can see! Someone give me some blinders quick!!

So a LOT of well paid lobbyists got some weak politicians to duck action again. Ho hum. Just another 'dog bites man' for page G32.

And they were only preparing for 39" by 2100?? Did anyone tell them that this is the LOW end of the scale for a forecast that ONLY includes a small fraction of the sea rise? And they killed that?
Gord

Calgary, Canada

#2 Feb 20, 2012
"Thompson said scientists and area officials have put their hands on evidence that global temperature fluctuations are normal and cyclical, and not caused by man’s release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Thompson pointed specifically to the work of Robert Dean, graduate research professor emeritus at the University of Florida.

Basically, Dean concluded there have been decelerations in sea level rise, citing worldwide tide gauge data, according to Thompson and research published online."

http://www.wdnweb.com/2012/02/18/is-sea-level...

Since: Apr 10

Milwaukee, WI USA

#3 Feb 21, 2012
Gord wrote:
Basically, Dean concluded there have been decelerations in sea level rise, citing worldwide tide gauge data, according to Thompson and research published online."
Here's the latest data from Colorado University's Sea Level Research Group
http://i43.tinypic.com/vkoqx.jpg
Here's Church & White's data since 1985
http://i44.tinypic.com/zlbynr.jpg
So that's right there hasn't been any acceleration of sea level rise in over 25 years.

The word is getting out and Drs Hansen, Rahmstorf and the rest of the kook parade can go suck eggs.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#4 Feb 21, 2012
LessFactMoreHype, alias:
NobodyYouEverWantToKnow wrote:
Ohmygod! I can see! Someone give me some blinders quick!!
Blinkers, in British English,
NoFactAllHype wrote:
And they were only preparing for 39" by 2100??
You don't have to pander to Americans by using inches, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty.
NoFactAllHype wrote:
Did anyone tell them that this is the LOW end of the scale for a forecast that ONLY includes a small fraction of the sea rise?
Thanks for proving why you failed at science and went into engineering.

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