Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) — Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting faster than expected and the future rise in sea level will be “much higher” than previously forecast, a group of 26 climate scientists said in a report today.
The rise in global sea level since 1995 has been 3.4 millimeters a year (0.13 inches), 80 percent greater than past predictions, said Richard Somerville, a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and a contributor to today’s report. Sea levels may rise 1 meter by 2100, double earlier forecasts, according to the report.
Richard Somerville at Scripps in La Jolla California, thinks that sea level rise threatens him – despite the fact that sea level is falling there.
The animation below shows that there has been essentially no change at high tide in La Jolla since 1871.
Somerville refused to debate Fred Singer in 2010, and now is parroting this nonsense about the halt in warming over the last decade or two.
“It would be like saying your terribly sick child is probably OK because her fever of 104.3 has briefly dropped to 104.2,” as veteran climatologist Richard Somerville, emeritus professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego California has told ABC News.
Let’s have a look at the Hansen hockey stick vs. the last 500,000 years of temperature data – which shows regular swings of 12C.
The image below zooms in on the right side of the graph, and tacks on the GISS global graph at the same Y axis scale. Recent claimed warming is completely in the noise of the historical record. It isn’t a “fever” and is statistically meaningless.
Somerville refused Fred Singer’s challenge to debate in 2010, because his fairy tales only work with compliant sheeple in the press corps(e)