Sea level rise has averaged 30 inches per century over the last 15,000 years – which means that the past century had much less sea level rise than average. Tide gauges in New York and New Jersey show no acceleration over the last 160 years. Hayhoe’s first comment shows that she is either incompetent or dishonest.
How did Katherine determine that the small warm area east of New Jersey was caused by “climate change?” Did climate change miss the unusually cold water around Alaska, New Zealand and South America?
Sandy only spent a few hours in that warm water patch, which was barely above 60F and was not warm enough to produce hurricane activity. Sandy was called a superstorm, because she mixed with very cold air from the west and produced record snow. Hayhoe’s second comment also shows that she is either incompetent or dishonest.
Quiz time : Is Katherine Hayhoe
- Someone who avoids looking at actual data
- All of the above