Friday, March 16, 2007

[rising sea level] blogosphere says it knows better

This Antarctic iceberg is not melting - truly it's not. The blogosphere tells us it's all a myth and they're oceanographic experts, every one of them. Similarly, this report is rubbish:

Combined global land and ocean surface temperatures over the northern hemisphere's winter were the highest since records began in 1880, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That included the hottest January on record.

Just a little fluctuation, the climate sceptics will tell you, caused by the carbon trading advocates. Similarly, the Tuvaluan people have asked New Zealand to accept their 11 000 people after being forced to evacuate their island:

Sea level is rising because of the melting of glaciers and the thermal expansion of the ocean as a result of climate change. This in turn is due to rising atmospheric levels of CO2, largely from burning fossil fuels.

… but Samizdata tells us this is not so. Samizdata are, of course, experts on oceanography, as distinct from the Earth Policy Institute, who know nothing about the earth.

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