DATA VERSUS HYPE: HOW TEN CITIES SHOW SEA LEVEL RISE IS A FALSE CRISIS
From Heartland Foundation, September 18, 2017
Hawaii, like some other regions, can see significant fluctuations in sea level because of global oceanic currents or local plate tectonic movements. The latter, on a global scale, have been responsible for the breaking up of continents, reshaping of oceans, and rises and falls of sea levels over geologic time. However, Honolulu has seen an average sea-level rise of only 5.6 inches since 1900. The sea level around Honolulu is projected to rise a mere 5.6 inches in the next 100 years, once again with no correlation to CO2 levels.
Fear of rising sea levels is not a justification for reducing carbon dioxide emissions or adopting policies that would have that effect.
Author Dennis E. Hedke is a geophysicist and past president of the Geophysical Society of Kansas and the Kansas Geological Society. He has served as a board member of the Kansas Geological Foundation and is a member of the Denver Geophysical Society and Geophysical Society of Houston.
In this paper, Hedke reports and analyzes real data collected from ten coastal cities with long and reliable sea-level records. Those cities are Ceuta, Spain; Honolulu, Hawaii; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Sitka, Alaska; Port Isabel, Texas; St. Petersburg, Florida; Fernandina Beach, Florida; Mumbai/Bombay, India; Sydney, Australia; and Stavanger, Norway. He concludes:
The ten case studies of sea-level rise at coastal cities, broadly representative of sites around the world, and the brief analysis that followed undercut a widely repeated but scientifically debunked claim in the climate change debate.
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