This proof is so simple, that even a climate scientist couldn’t understand it.
Sea level at Manhattan has been rising at a steady rate since the start of records in the 1850’s. The rate of rise has not accelerated or decelerated over the past 160 years. Experts blame it on melting glaciers.
The hockey stick doesn’t start until 1910, yet the sea level rise rate was essentially identical before and after the hockey stick. This tells us that there is no correlation between GISS temperatures and sea level. One station is adequate for this analysis, because melting glaciers would raise sea level more or less equally at all locations.
The graph below plots Manhattan sea level rise rates (9 year slope) vs. GISS 5 year mean global temperature anomaly. Again, there is no correlation between sea level rise rates and GISS temperatures. The fastest decline in sea level occurred near the highest temperature anomaly.
The next trend line is the second derivative of sea level at Manhattan. If there was acceleration occurring, there would be an upwards curvature. There isn’t any acceleration occurring.
You may ask how it is possible that sea level rise rates haven’t changed as the planet has warmed according to Hansen. There are two simple answers :
- Almost all of the apparent rise in sea level is due to land subsidence, not sea level rise. The rate of rise on the East Coast is at least 10X higher than on the West Coast – because the land isn’t sinking on the West Coast. The President apparently believes that a carbon tax can stop subsidence.
- The GISS temperature graph is nonsense. The 1940’s were just as warm as the warmest recent years