The environmental alarmist left often frets that global warming will not only make beach-front properties snorkel-mandatory, but cause whole atolls disappear forever. This is the time to call your Realtor and get a sucker deal.
NOAA and its predecessors have been studying sea level rise in the United States and many other locations world-wide for as long as 150 years. The information gathered is at this marvelous web-site which contains massive amounts of readily accessible information.
The information shows for the last 150 years, sea level rises at various locations around the world have been at the rate of 0 to 3 millimeters per year — and unchanging up to the end of 2010. At any given location, this rate of change has been the same over the period of time measurements were made. This is an important piece of experimental information showing the influence of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels on global climate change.
The following is an excerpt from a paper published by NOAA research worker Bruce B. Parker in 1992:
One might expect to see an acceleration in the rise of sea level if indeed the effect of the accumulation of greenhouse gases during the last century, and especially during the last half of the century, has had an effect. No researcher to date has convincingly demonstrated such an acceleration. The interannual signal that makes trend determination difficult creates even more of a problem in trying to find an acceleration. The same problem exists with the global air temperature data and trying to conclusively demonstrate a recent intensification in that upward trend.”
This paper could have been written in 2011 and the same conclusions reached.
We know sea level has risen about 400 feet since the last ice age. The NOAA data shows a constant sea level rise of 0 to 3 mm per year since 1860 which would range from 0 to one and one-half feet up to 2011. Global warming due to increased carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is said to have occurred after World War II. Since there was no change in the rate of sea level rise since World War II, one can conclude increased atmospheric carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels has no significant effect on global warming.
Climate alarmists have not been citing this NOAA resource on their false claims of increased rate of sea level rise the past few decades. Don’t you think it is time to acknowledge burning fossil fuels is not causing catastrophic global warming and embark on energy policies that will benefit the inhabitants of this planet?