Global warming alert as sea level rise said to be fastest rate for 2,100 years
Published Date: 21 June 2011
By John von Radowitz
Global warming is causing sea levels to rise at a faster rate today than at any time in the past 2,100 years, according to new research.
Scientists used the fossils left by tiny marine animals to record two millennia of sea levels along the US Atlantic coast.
They found a pattern of sea level change that was consistent with warming and cooling climate.
Blaming this on CO2 is complete crap. Sea level rise along the East coast has been fixed for 100 years. In New England there is little to no sea level rise over the last 40 years. Sea level on the US Pacific Coast is not rising at all.
If CO2 was the cause, we would have expected to see a sharp rise after 1950, when atmospheric CO2 began to rise quickly. By contrast, sea level rise rates along the Atlantic coast have slowed since 1950.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Atlantic City, NJ – sea level rose faster prior to 1950
Fort Pulaski, Georgia – sea level rose faster prior to 1950
There aren’t any tide gauges in New Hampshire. Boston shows that sea level rose much faster prior to 1950 than it has since.
Martha’s Vineyard rose faster prior to 1970.
Newport, Rhode Island rose faster prior to 1950
Providence, Rhode Island has not accelerated.
New London, CT shows no increase in rise rates.
Bridgeport, CT rose faster prior to 1970
New York rise rates haven’t changed for 150 years. They are mainly due to land sinking from groundwater pumping.