A scientist is risking a full-frontal attack from the left by insisting that it is “borderline impossible” for the seas to rise due to global warming.
One of the main tenets of the climate change religion (what I often call Globaloney) is that warming will “melt” all the ice at the poles and cause the seas to rise and inundate all coastal cities not to mention swamp all islands.
But one scientist is saying this theory is practically absurd.
In her recent review of global warming claims, scientist Judith Curry found that “Some of the worst-case scenarios strain credulity.”
According to the Daily Caller:
“Projections of extreme, alarming impacts are very weakly justified to borderline impossible,” Curry told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“With regards to 21st century climate projections, we are dealing with deep uncertainty, and we should not be basing our policies based on the assumption that the climate will actually evolve as per predicted,” Curry told TheDCNF.
“Climate variability and change is a lot more complex than ‘CO2 as control knob’,” Curry said. “No one wants to hear this, or actually spend time understanding things,” Curry said.
Of course, this is not the way globaloney religionists see it, of course.
We know that liberals insist that the seas are rising by multiple feet and will swamp the earth. Indeed, they say that within 40 years many parts of New York will be under water.
But Curry finds these claims to be ridiculous:
Curry, however, sees estimates of sea level rise above two feet by the end of the century as “weakly justified” even at high levels of warming. In fact, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) puts the likely range of sea level rise at 10 to 32 inches.
Alarming sea level rise predictions are based on “a cascade of extremely unlikely-to-impossible events using overly simplistic models of poorly understood processes,” Curry wrote in her report.
Current sea level rise is well-within natural variability of the past few thousand years, according to Curry. Curry said coastal communities should base their future flood plans on likely scenarios, such as one to two feet, rather than high-end scenarios.
“There is not yet any convincing evidence of a human fingerprint on global sea level rise, because of the large changes driven by natural variability,” Curry wrote. “An increase in the rate of global sea level rise since 1995 is being caused by ice loss from Greenland.”
However, the “Greenlandic ice loss was larger during the 1930s, which was also associated with the warm phase of the Atlantic Ocean circulation pattern,” Curry wrote.
Global warming is not “science.” It is only the new way to force socialist policies on the world’s nations. Green is the new red, after all.
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