Data don’t support government claims about rising sea levels.
CSIRO/BoM reports tainted by politics.
Originally posted on Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr.:
I was alerted to a new paper on sea level by the author
Boretti, A., 2012: Is there any support in the long term tide gauge data to the claims that parts of Sydney will be swamped
by rising sea levels?, Coast. Eng., doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2012.01.006.
The topic is not in my area of expertise, but in order to promote the dissemination of peer-reviewed perspectives, I am posting on it. The abstract reads
“The government of Australia is supporting the statement that sea levels are rising faster than ever before as a result of increased carbon dioxide emissions. Consequent to this, low-lying coastal areas, where the majority of Australians are concentrated, have been declared at risk of sea level inundations. Maps with 0.5, 0.8 and 1.1 m sea level rise have been proposed for Sydney, the major Australian city. However, long term tide gauges, recording sea levels worldwide, as well as along the coastline…
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