Debunked: USA Today churns out press release for climate activists at UCS to hype sea level rise since 1970

USA Today touts green group Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): ‘Scientists warn sea levels could swamp coasts’  – “Around the world, sea level is rising in response to global warming,” Fitzpatrick said. “As the oceans heat up, the water expands, and as glaciers and polar ice sheets melt, they add water to the oceans.”


Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels rebuts USA Today & UCS: “Given that the global sea level rise since 1970 is a grand total of three inches, that means that subsidence (sinking land) is responsible for the vast majority of the SLR at both Atlantic City (63%) and Norfolk (67%).  Without any warming at all, Atlantic City would have eight inches of total rise a mere 27 years from now,  and Norfolk would reach nine inches  22.5 years from now.  Maybe UCS ought to get one of those ‘Stop Continental Drift’ bumper stickers!”

Related Links: 

New paper shows global sea level rise has greatly decelerated since ~2002, opposite of predictions – Published in Ocean Science

New study finds sea levels rising only 7 in. per century – with no acceleration


Warmists attack fellow warmist Prof. Peter Wadhams for ‘using graphs with ridiculous projections with no basis in physics’

@icey_mark: Wadhams uses photos and anecdote to imply state of sea ice across the Arctic.

@icey_mark: Wadhams: uses UK submarine data to look at thickness but very very data poor. Not credible plots

@ClimateOfGavin:  Wadhams still using graphs with ridiculous projections with no basis in physics.

@ClimateOfGavin:  Wadhams clearly states that there is no physics behind his extrapolations.

@Ed_Hawkins: Good to see Wadhams extreme views challenged by other climate scientists. Disappointed he didn’t agree to bet on 2015 sea-ice!

@ClimateOfGavin: In case there was any ambiguity, statements by Wadhams on arctic sea ice/CH4 trends are *not* widely agreed with by scientists

@nathanaelmelia:  Entertaining break with Wadhams. Back to science now

@jamesannan: Hasn’t Wadhams already predicted 4 of the last 0 ice-free summers?