BBC Confirms That Polar Melt Has Almost No Effect On Sea Level

This is front page news at the BBC.

Melting of polar ice sheets has added 11mm to global sea levels over the past two decades, according to the most definitive assessment so far.

BBC News – Sea-level rise from polar ice melt finally quantified

Scary stuff – two inches of sea level rise over the next 100 years. For reference. sometimes the incoming tide changes sea level forty inches in less than one second in the Bristol Channel.

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7 Responses to BBC Confirms That Polar Melt Has Almost No Effect On Sea Level

  1. kbray in california says:

    Heck, an extended on shore breeze will give you 2 inches in no time flat:

    http://news.discovery.com/earth/hurricane-sandy-flooding-hazards-121029.html

  2. R. de Haan says:

    Hell, half the country is flooded right now and all the water came from above. California is in for a flood too.

  3. ralphcramdo says:

    I thought I might be getting water front property here in central Florida. How disappointing.

  4. Doug Proctor says:

    I just read about this in today’s Globe and Mail. According to the reporter, this was a disaster. Obviously it is not, in fact the speed is far less than the warmists currently claim.

    A negative observation is received into a positive proof without a moment’s thought.

    There is an inability, not just an unwillingness, to think critically about what is being said, read or repeated by many people. Is it a lack of imagination, a desire for authoritative certainty or a lack of skill in “thinking things through”? I suppose a combination of all the above.

  5. Hugh K says:

    Now go do… that voodoo… that YOU do… SO WELL…! – Hedley Lamarr Blazing Saddles

    BBC -
    Current threat: Bird flu does not pose a large-scale threat to humans as it cannot pass easily from one person to another.
    Future threat: However experts fear the virus could mutate at some point in the future and trigger a lethal human flu pandemic.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/world/2005/bird_flu/default.stm

    • miked1947 says:

      Pigs will take wing and umbrella makers will become super rich! At some point in the possible futures. ;)
      That is why I am investing in Umbrellas. There is more chance of Pigs flying than the Chicken Little Brigade getting their projections correct!

  6. kwik says:

    Not to mention that absolutely NOONE knows for sure when/if the trend will go negative…..or why…..

    But Callion et.al., Fisher et.al. indicates that (somethimes) CO2 lags temperature with, say 6-800 years…

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