Guardian Just Can’t Stop Making Things Up

NOAA has four tide gauges in the UK : Newlyn 1.71 mm/year, Sheerness 1.64 mm/year, North Shields 1.8 mm/year, Aberdeen 0.66 mm/year. By the year 2050, sea level may rise two inches.

Apparently the Guardian staff is unable to differentiate between a wave and changes in sea level.


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16 Responses to Guardian Just Can’t Stop Making Things Up

  1. Mike Davis says:

    You mean there is a difference between Tidal changes and sea level? 😉

  2. Charles Higley says:

    “Apparently the Guardian staff is unable to differentiate between a wave and changes in sea level.”

    Come on! You have to be reasonable. Do you really expect them to know the difference? They are only Journalists – accuracy and fact are not at all important!

  3. Ivan says:

    Relax. Grant application time is coming up in the UK. We can expect to see many of these sorts of stories.

  4. Tokamak says:

    “The Watermelon Times” is the propaganda arm of the UK green party. The problem for we sceptics is the leaders of all three of our main political parties, including our so-called right wing Conservative party, are all soft headed liberal wets who tend to believe this unsubstantiated crap.

  5. Erik says:

    “By the year 2050, sea level may rise two inches.”

    Not much of a wave is it? – the warmistas losing momentum trying to surf the wave of global warming

  6. Jimbo says:

    The cost of raising sea defences by “two inches” will be catastrophic. According to the IPCC there was no significant acceleration in the rate of sea level rise during the 20th century. If this trend continues it will lead to disaster.

  7. Hilton says:

    Tide gauges mean nothing, a very poor way to measure sea level changes as they stand on ground undergoing tectonic movement, shees seems like this lot needs a refresher in grade one geography

    • Scotland is rising due to isostasy, southern England is sinking. Neither gives you more than two inches of rise by 2050. Regardless, tide gauges show the relative sea level between the land and the ocean, which is what affects flooding. Your point is poorly taken on all counts.

      You need a refresher course in how to debate.

    • Paul H says:

      In East Anglia where this article was focussing, the land is estimated to be sinking by 5cm per century. In other words about one third of the recorded sea level rise.

      This would indicate that sea level changes due to “climate change” are even more insignificant.

      While tide guages may not be perfect, they are still the best measurement we have. Satellite measurements still have far too many inaccuracies to overcome.

  8. Paul H says:

    If East Anglia is most at risk, why has there been no repetition of the 1953 floods which killed so many there? Or indeed the floods of 1897, 1938 + 1949 which were nearly as bad.

  9. Paul H says:

    The inhabitants of Benbecula bought the island for £4.5M in 2006 from the previous owner.

    They did not seem too bothered about being washed away then.

  10. Andy Weiss says:

    If humanity can’t adapt to 2″ over 40 years, we are all in deep trouble.

  11. Anything is possible says:

    East Anglia is at risk because a lot of its coastline consists of cliffs of soft sediment. They have spent millions of pounds on coastal defences which have proved to be completely and utterly useless.

    This has nothing to do with rising sea levels, but everything to do with the fact that most of the erosion is, in fact, caused by rainwater, which loosens the sediment, causing it to crumble and fall to the bottom of the cliff, where it is washed away by the sea.

    As usual, “factors beyond our control” are being blamed to cover up the fact that the authorities have made a complete pigs-ear of dealing with the issue…….

  12. Paul in Sweden says:

    “East Anglia is one of five areas particularly at risk from rising sea levels…”

    …couldn’t happen fast enough to satisfy me! 🙂

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