“We’ve got to ride this global warming issue.
Even if the theory of global warming is wrong,
we will be doing the right thing in terms of
economic and environmental policy.”
– Timothy Wirth,
President of the UN Foundation
“The only way to get our society to truly change is to
frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.”
– emeritus professor Daniel Botkin
Herald Sun | August 3 2013
Reader Jamie meets the global warming cult:
Watching ABC news after the footy tonight (the only AU news for me in Bali.. grrr) and saw clip on the Youth Climate Conference in Melbourne. The most hysterical clips were of ‘youths’ being interviewed about Sea Level Rise. When i saw ‘adult’ Flannery interviewed, I too got hysterical and thought I’d check out the sea level rise data for myself.
As I thought, no acceleration in Australian SLR for 130 years (like everywhere in the world, except Pacific island nations where there’s been no SLR since records began). Surely ideology doesn’t overrule science or data?
A Closer Look At SEA LEVEL RISE
Journal Article 2009: New Perspective on Global Warming & Sea Level Rise: Modest Future Rise with Reduced Threat “It is concluded that the best guess value of SLR for the next 100 years is a relatively modest 23 cm +/- 5 cm which poses little threat to coastal areas of the world either at present or in future.”
Nature Study 2013: Future sea-level rise from Greenland’s main outlet glaciers in a warming climate “we project a contribution of 19 to 30 millimetres to SLR from these glaciers by 2200.”