Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Last bit about global warming....for a bit.

Here is an excerpt from a paper published by Dr Nils-Axel Morner. A sea level specialist since 1969.

Question: Isn't some of what people are talking about just shoreline erosion, as opposed to sea-level rise?Yes, and I have very nice pictures of it. If you have a coast, with some stability of the sea level, the waves make a kind of equilibrium profile—what they are transporting into the sea and what they are transporting onshore. If the sea rises a little, yes, it attacks, but the attack is not so vigorous. On the other hand, if the sea goes down, it is eating away at the old equilibrium level. There is a much larger redistribution of sand.
We had an island, where there was heavy erosion, everything was falling into the sea, trees and so on. But if you looked at what happened: The sand which disappeared there, if the sea level had gone up, that sand would have been placed higher, on top of the previous land. But it is being placed below the previous beach. We can see the previous beach, and it is 20-30 cm above the current beach. So this is erosion because the sea level fell, not because the sea level rose. And it is more common that erosion is caused by a falling sea level, than by a rising sea level.

4 comments:

  1. http://www.desmogblog.com/nils-axel-morner
    http://www.randi.org/hotline/1998/0012.html
    I guess i would need to question this guys motivation and actual thought processes if he believes dowsing is an actual scientific activity. Of course this does not disqualify him automatically since Newton, despite having a brilliant mind and expanding our knowledge of gravity and physics, did have some weird ideas about alchemy. cheer ;)

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  2. http://www.skepticalscience.com/Visual-depictions-of-Sea-Level-Rise.html
    Just a little info ;)

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  3. The UN proved that man–made CO2 causes global warming.

    FACT: In a 1996 report by the UN on global warming, two statements were deleted from the final draft. Here they are:
    1) “None of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute the observed climate changes to increases in greenhouse gases.”
    2) “No study to date has positively attributed all or part of the climate change to man–made causes”

    To the present day there is still no scientific proof that man-made CO2 causes significant global warming.

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  4. The earth’s poles are warming; polar ice caps are breaking up and melting and the sea level rising.

    FACT: The earth is variable. The western Arctic may be getting somewhat warmer, due to unrelated cyclic events in the Pacific Ocean, but the Eastern Arctic and Greenland are getting colder. The small Palmer Peninsula of Antarctica is getting warmer, while the main Antarctic continent is actually cooling. Ice thicknesses are increasing both on Greenland and in Antarctica.

    Sea level monitoring in the Pacific (Tuvalu) and Indian Oceans (Maldives) has shown no sign of any sea level rise.

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