Sea Level Rise Decelerating – No Really Decelerating!

Russ Steele

Yes, I know if you have been following national public radio in California we will soon be drowned by the rising sea levels. Not!

A.A. Boretti, an Australian scientist who has studied satellite radar altimeter data covering the past 20 years, discovered that the average rate of sea level rise is just under 3.2 mm a year. That rate would cause a sea levels rise of  just under 32 cm (12½ inches) by the year 2100, not the 100 cm that is currently being advocated by our local lefties, state funded environmentalist hired guns, rent seeking climate change scientists, KQED Climate Change reporters, and political hacks who are trying to scare voters. Here are the facts:

The Australian scientist reports that the average rate of SLR over the almost 20-year period of satellite radar altimeter observations is 3.1640 mm/year, which if held steady over a century would yield a mean global SLR of 31.64 cm, which is just a little above the low-end projection of the IPCC for the year 2100. However, he also finds that the rate of SLR is reducing over the measurement period at a rate of -0.11637 mm/year2, and that this deceleration is also “reducing” at a rate of -0.078792 mm/year3.

Comparison of Mean Sea Level (MSL) predictions from Rahmstorf (2007) with measurements from the TOPEX and Jason series. Adapted from Boretti (2012), who states in the figure caption that “the model predictions [of Rahmstorf (2007)] clearly do not agree with the experimental evidence in the short term.”

Does that look like run away sea level rise?  Al Gore new beach front home is now safe from sea level rise. Of course, he knew that when he bought his new home on the ocean. Now tell your friends and neighbors that sea level rise is not a dangerous issue worthy of our concern.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

3 Responses to Sea Level Rise Decelerating – No Really Decelerating!

  1. gjrebane says:

    Godd pick up Russ. What do you think the chances are that this data will become information to support a new look at the existential effects of climate change?

  2. Sean says:

    What is also interesting is Roger Pielke has said the total ocean heat content should be the metric used to track global warming. None other than Gavin Schmidt has said that sea level rise would be just as good a metric. It will be interesting to see what GISS (where Gavin works) does with this data…accept it or adjust it.

  3. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Here we have another example of Gaia’s wicked sense of humor. Another whoopee cushion for the Devout Democrats and Groonies. After the exploding cigar of Mr. Steele’s graph showing the CO2 curve waving bye bye to the Global Average Temperature.
    The perpetrators of the Global Warming Swindle can not possibly afford to acknowledge the baselessness of their scare stories. Because the financial costs would come in a distant second to the ego deflation if they did.

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