Skip to comments.UN Climate Body Struggling to Pinpoint Rising Sea Levels(they don't know)
Posted on 07/17/2011 6:13:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
UN Climate Body Struggling to Pinpoint Rising Sea Levels
By Axel Bojanowski
Photo Gallery: How High Will Sea Levels Climb?
The United Nations' forecast of how quickly global sea levels will rise this century is vital in determining how much money might be needed to combat the phenomenon. But predictions by researchers vary wildly, and the attempt to find consensus has become fractious. Info
It is a number which will ultimately establish how billions in taxpayer money will be spent -- and it is one which is the subject of heated debate, both among politicians and scientists.
When the next report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is issued in two years, it will include a forecast for how high the world's oceans might rise by 2100. With 146 million people in the world currently living less than one meter above sea level, the forecast will be vital in determining how much money governments must spend on measures to protect people from the rising waters and to resettle those in the most acute danger.
Eighteen scientists from 10 countries are involved in the task, and their first step is to determine which of the myriad studies relating to climate change's effect on ocean levels to consider. In the end, they are to establish a possible range, with the maximum being the most decisive -- and most contested -- number. Even more challenging, the estimates currently differ by almost five meters (16.5 feet).
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If the "estimates" vary by that much, they're guesses, not estimates.
Ummm, some islands in the south pacific that are a few inches above sea level. When they go under we’ll know... then again when unicorns take over we’ll know they were a threat too...
...and to keep the islands from sinking by putting larger pontoons on them.
Sheila Jackson Lee comes to mind as a great candidate to ramrod this through Congress.
Proof positive that the sea level is not rising, as the sea level is still at the waterline.
If it was rising at the rates claimed, the lower gun deck would be awash after more than 225 years.
Hey, it makes just as much sense as most of their claims!
Now you've done it!!! They'll be loading her down to make her ride lower in the water as proof that the sea level is rising.
I expect James Hansen to be 6ft below ground level before we see a 6mm rise in sea level. And may God rest his wicked soul.
Respectfully disagree. While Ms Lee would no doubt do yeoman's work on such a project, there's another in congress with a stronger résumé on such matters.
CBC; that’s the congressional babbling caucus??? ;^)
Blithering...blathering...something like that; yes BABBLING! That’s the word!
“The shallower the brook, the louder it babbles.”
But, you did notice, I am sure, that the top mast and all the yardarms and spars are missing. That’s saying something.
One of my recurring nightmares is that Al Gore will find out that magnetic north is on the move and he will want to ACT NOW to stop it before it is too late.
True, but who has the necessary fortitude to do it?