Report: UN climate conference COP19 tells blatant lies to the public about sea level rise & snow cover

Fact Check:

Sea levels have been rising naturally for the past 20,000 years since the peak of the last ice age, and at much, much faster rates in the past (up to 40 times faster than today). Sea level rise greatly decelerated about 8,000 years ago to rates similar to today:

Sea levels are currently rising 4 to 8 inches per century, and there is no acceleration, which means there is no evidence of a human influence on sea levels.

References finding either no acceleration or a deceleration of sea level rise during the 20th and 21st centuries:

Chen et al 2013

JM Gregory et al Journal of Climate 2012

M Beenstock et al 2013

NOAA 2005-2012 Sea Level Budget

Dean & Houston 2011 & 2013

Scafetta 2013

Holgate 2007

Boretti 2012

Morner 2004

Jevrejeva et al 2006 & 2008

Wöppelmann et al 2009

Roemmich et al 2013

IPCC 2007:

“no long-term acceleration of sea level has been identified using 20th-century data alone.”

IPCC 2013:

“It is likely that GMSL [Global Mean Sea Level] rose between 1920 and 1950 at a rate comparable to that observed between 1993 and 2010”

Sea level rise is a local, not global, phenomenon:
…the authors find that sea level rise is a localized rather than global phenomenon, with 61 percent of tide gauge records demonstrating no change in sea levels, 4 percent showing a decrease, and a minority of 35 percent showing a rise. This implies relative sea level change is primarily related to subsidence or post-glacial rebound (land height changes) rather than melting ice or steric sea level changes (thermal expansion from warming). Steric sea level rise from thermal expansion turned negative in 2007. Sea levels during the last interglacial were 31 feet higher than the present, and Greenland 8 degrees C warmer than the present, without anthropogenic forcing. There is no evidence suggesting the current interglacial is any different.
The Northern Hemisphere snow cap has been increasing and hit record levels in 2012:
which was the opposite of predictions of the IPCC and its computer models, and a myth that continues to be perpetuated by sites such as “Skeptical Science.”

PBS Still Pedalling The Hottest ‘Record Temperature’ Con


It is often argued that the number of record highs set recently far exceeds record lows. But this misses the point that the 1960’s and 70’s were a much colder interlude across the USA. We would not expect to see so many record lows at sites set up in the 1940’s and 50’s, when many were, due to the massive expansion of airport construction.

I have argued this before, and I will make the point again. For these daily records to be meaningful, they need to be based on:

1) Only USHCN sites.

2) Only sites with at least 100 years of record.

3) Non airport sites.

4) Non urban sites.


There are approximately 1200 USHCN stations, and their almost total absence from the above daily records for June/July is significant. If we really were seeing new daily record temperatures in these regions, the USHCN stations would reflect that fact.

The conclusion is clear – the records claimed are spurious.…

UK Daily Mail: There is ‘no scientific basis’ linking Haiyan to global warming – ‘How the BBC turned a catastrophic crisis into a drama about global warming’ – ‘They were told storms like Typhoon Haiyan are linked to global warming’

  • A study based on data from the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre and the Japan Meteorological Agency shows the number of typhoons making landfall in the Philippines has declined since 1990.
  • The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – hailed by greens as the ultimate arbiter – does not agree tropical storms have become more intense or frequent, but says the opposite. Their special report last year said: ‘There is low confidence in any observed long-term (40 years or more) increases in tropical cyclone activity (ie intensity, frequency, duration).’  Its authoritative Fifth Assessment Report added in September there have been ‘no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century’.
Davis was interviewing World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (pictured)Davis was interviewing World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (pictured)
  • The reason Bangkok is suffering serious floods isn’t rising sea  levels but the fact the city is built on soft clay – the weight of its skyscrapers is causing subsidence of up to 2in a year. Local expert Anond Snidvongs says: ‘The rise in sea level is not that great and climate change only plays a fairly small part – about one-fifth – in the current scenario.’
  • There have been very few Category 5 storms like Haiyan in the Pacific since 1991. A study published this year by the American Meteorological Society states in the North Pacific ‘overall tropical cyclone activity shows a significant decrease’ since 1998.
  • This year has been the quietest Atlantic hurricane season for decades. No Category 3 or stronger storm has made landfall in the US since Katrina in 2005 – the longest hurricane ‘drought’ on record.
  • A new study published last week said the rate of sea level rise has diminished by 44 per cent since 2004, to just 1.8mm per year – 18cm (7in) per century. The reason is the 17-years-and-counting global warming ‘pause’, which was not predicted by computer models.

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