Rising sea levels a slow 7.7 billion dollar disaster
Sunday, 17 June 2012 06:00
The CCRAC estimates between 18,700 and 28,900 residential buildings in WA to be at risk from a 1.1 metre sea rise, representing $4.9 to $7.7 billion. Image: Stuart Sevastos
SPEAKING as part of the UWA Oceans Institute Dialogue Series, Dr Robert J Nicholls warns a one-metre rise in sea levels could have as great an impact on coastlines as fast onset disasters such as a tsunami.
While the University of Southampton Visiting Fellow would like more international cooperation on climate change, mitigation’s impact on the oceans would be limited.
“Mitigation will reduce and delay sea level rise, but some climate-induced sea level rise will occur irrespective of future emissions,” he says.
This little Dutch boy thinks he can stop sea level rise, and Prince Charles wants to be a tampon.
I vote we send this genius to the beach in Japan or Indonesia for the next tsunami, and he can see how that compares to the non-existent sea level rise WA has been experiencing over the past few decades.
The climate scientific method is
- Ignore real world data. Replace it with hand waving estimates made by a flaming nutjob.
- Don’t do any analysis to see if your proposed mitigation would actually have any effect.
- Go straight to the press with your half-assed analysis, and try to scare people with insulting analogies that make no sense to anyone with an IQ over 12.