As a non-scientist I profess that I am not an expert in the area of sea-level rises. However, that does not mean that my bs-meter has not been in over-drive in recent years when it comes to claims about the “expected” rise in sea levels as proclaimed by the globull warming scaremongers. Who can forget the performance of the man from Queanbeyan NSW (who belongs to Greenpeace) crying as he claimed hat Tuvulu was going underwater? It was quite an act that the man put on for the crowd at Copenhagen. Then there was the young woman from one of the islands near Fiji (also a member of Greenpeace) who was claiming the same thing. The President of the Maldives gets a special mention, especially when he went to the effort of holding a cabinet meeting under water – talk about grandstanding!!
I grew up in a bayside suburb in Melbourne. It was not exactly by the sea, and I could not walk to the beach from my house, but I was close enough for many a beach visit over hot summer days in Melbourne during the 1960s. The beach that I visited the most was Sandringham. However, I was also the youngest member of the Mentone Life Saving Club when I earned my Lifesaving Certificate. I mention this because at the time Mentone beach was disappearing because of erosion, and not because of any rise in sea levels. Other beaches, such as Black Rock, St.Kilda and even Brighton were also known to be eroding at the time. The erosion itself was due to the rise and fall of the tides. On top of that for many years I was familiar with the sea-levels around Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. Those beaches were not exactly known for being sandy stretches. I mention this because at least I have some familiarity with the sea (even if it really is very limited experience).
The scientist Nils Axel-Morner in an article published by The Spectator takes the IPCC reports to task, and at the same time he smashes to pieces the claims coming from Bangladesh, Tuvulu and the Maldives. Nils Axel-Morner has quite a lot of experience in this field, even though he was not consulted for the IPCC reports. In this article he points out a few home-truths about the Bangladesh situation, including the disappearance of mangrove trees. He asserts that much of the rain has come from the Himalaya mountains, as well as from cyclones, and that the disappearance of the mangroves has meant a more severe reaction to yearly cyclones, leaving Bangladesh more open to flooding. The article can be found at Junk Science, and it is a good read. It also raises a lot of questions.
There is one particular phenomena that does not seem to be mentioned, and I have seen evidence of it in New Zealand, especially in a city by the sea where there has benen an earthquake. This happened in both Wellington and Hawkes Bay. Both of these cities have been hit by earthquakes. What is interesting is that as a result of the earthquake more land appeared!! We were shown the extent of the land that had been “reclaimed” in both of these cities. Yet, this kind of phenomena got no mention by the IPCC when it talks about rising sea levels. The land has “appeared”, and has not “disappeared”.
It seems to me that there is building some very strong evidence that the sea levels are not rising as claimed by the IPCC charlatans, in particular Phil Jones, Michael Mann, Trenberth and Biffra. These “scientists” are not experts in the field, yet they saw fit to alter the data and pontificate. Perhaps the real problem is the involvement of Greenpeace. Let’s face facts, Greenpeace used its members when pushing the Tuvulu agenda.