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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Rising or Falling?

Remember the hysterical Greenpeace predictions of a little over 10 years ago? The ones that predicted sea level rises that would flood most of Britain and Ireland and submerge all the small island nations? Well, there seems to be something else happening.

The blog Climate etc... examines the latest reports and includes some interesting archeological evidence which suggests that the sea levels may actually be lower now than they were in Roman times and could even be falling. There is certainly something cyclic about the sea level - and I don't just mean the tide!

Dr Judith Curry is a Climate Scientist, one who fits neatly into neither the 'for' or the 'skeptic' camps. She is, however, someone who insists on a 'cut the hype' and let's see the science approach. I find her insights very refreshing. The post is a little long, but it is very interesting and worth the read.

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