"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sea Level Data Censored!

The NSW Dept of Climate Change and Water has been caught out with it's own "hide the decline" moment ,  preventing publication of peer-reviewed papers showing sea level rises of only 1mm per year giving the lie to the Warmists scare of "accelerating "sea level rises. Fort Denison sea level data shows that over 120 years sea level is rising at only 1mm per year or 100 mm by 2100 contrary to the scare campaigns of Tim Flannery and his ilk.
As NSW now has a Coalition Government it will be interesting to see how they handle the situation! Sea levels measured by the Envisat satellite show global levels have stopped rising over the past 5 years.

SENIOR bureaucrats in the state government's environment department have routinely stopped publishing scientific papers which challenge the federal government's claims of sea level rises threatening Australia's coastline, a former senior public servant said yesterday.
Doug Lord helped prepare six scientific papers which examined 120 years of tidal data from a gauge at Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour.
The tide data revealed sea levels were rising at a rate of about 1mm a year or less - and the rise was not accelerating but was constant.
"The tidal data we found would mean sea levels would rise by about 100mm by the end of the century," Mr Lord said yesterday.
"However the (federal) government benchmark which drives their climate change policy is that sea levels are expected to rise by 900mm by the end of the century and the rate of rise is accelerating."
Mr Lord, who has 35 years experience in coastal engineering, said senior bureaucrats within the then Department of Environment Climate Change and Water had rejected or stopped publication of five papers between late 2009 and September this year.

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