A global sea-level specialist has criticized alarmists by claiming that sea levels aren’t actually rising at dangerous or abnormal rates and aren’t rising in some places at all.
Professor Nils-Axel Mörner told delegates at the Conference on Climate Change that supposed hot spots likely to become submerged such as Venice and the Maldives are in fact safe from drowning and that problems arose from trends being made from bad modeling.
Speaking yesterday at the conference at Cambridge University, he said: “the sea is not rising. If there is any rise this century it will not be more than 10cm, with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm”.
According to Professor Mörner, a leader in his field, there was no problem as sea levels have been stable for thirty years and that there was an increasing redistribution of water rather than an increase in the sea level.
The specialists thoughts echoed other speakers earlier in the day who spoke of global warming rates remaining consistent despite an increased use of man-made CO2.
The professor displayed evidence from around the world displaying differing signs of sea-level rise, which he said proved those at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change who weren’t involved in measuring sea levels should stay out of making judgements.
Evidence provided showed erosion damage in Bangladesh, but no rise in seawater. In the North Sea he said there was proof the sea level was in fact going down.