NO unusual rise in sea level, says Nobel Laureate – Video

When Nobel Laureate  Ivar Giaever talks about sea-level rise, he points out that sea levels have risen 20 cm (8 inches) in the past 100 years.

However, says Giaever, for the previous 100 years, the sea levels also rose 20 cm.

And sea level also rose 20 cm in the 100 years before that.

In fact, for the last 300 years, sea levels have risen 20 cm per hundred years.

Here’s a graph showing sea level rise for the past 8,000 years, measured in meters.

NO unusual rise of sea level

As you can see, sea levels have remained essentially flat for the last 1,500 years. In fact, 2,000 years ago sea levels were even higher than today.

“There is no unusual rise in sea level,” says Giaever.

“And to be you understand that, I’ll repeat that. There is NO unusual rise in sea level.”

If you haven’t yet seen this video, you really want to watch it.

9 thoughts on “NO unusual rise in sea level, says Nobel Laureate – Video

  1. News tip.
    Large portion of Alaska under winter storm warning , advisories and watches now.
    Last week Fairbanks Alaska received their third heaviest snow fall for any September on record, and a new winter storm watch for 6-10″.

  2. Minor global sealevel fluctuations are very difficult if not impossible to measure according to my assesment.
    Just consider the ever changing weatherpatterns, including atmospheric pressure areas, tidal movements, lunar influences, etc., all these factors vary greatly on a global scale at the same time.
    And ofcourse satellites also vary in altitude over the various oceans, Earth is not a perfect sphere, there are gravity- and e.m. anomalies. So which exact satellite altitude, set against the bottom of the oceans as a stable anchorpoint is being used for measuring minute differences in sealevel variations ?
    By the way, this following scientific Stanford university article appears to debunk the socalled global warming pause from the nineties onwards and states that the G.W. increase never stopped ! Wow, what to do, man the boats ?

  3. BBC Reports Oceanographers Discover Artic Heating From Below
    Voyage traces stirred-up Arctic heat

    Oceanographers have gathered fresh evidence that turbulence in the Arctic Ocean, driven by the wind, is stirring up heat from the depths.
    As dwindling ice exposes more water to the wind, this turbulence could close a vicious circle, accelerating the melt.
    The research team has measured heat rising from below that matches what is arriving from the autumn sun.
    “The strength of heat coming up from below the surface has been as strong as the heat coming down from the Sun,”
    said the mission’s chief scientist, Jennifer MacKinnon, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego…

  4. Nevertheless if you show those graphs to global warming believers they will insist in an imaginary “upstick” to the right of the curve.

    They have come to the point of suffering pareidolia and hallucinations in order to sustain their faith.

  5. When their collective nuts have the appearance of the brass monkies in around 4 years from now ask then again!
    From now on winter arrives earlier and leaves later. In the UK this year’s growing season was 5 weeks late. It has only just benefited from the brief NA Indian Summer the East coast US normally gets at this time of year and very nice it has been since we have had cloud and rain for much of July, August and most of September. It’s already snowing in Alpine regions of Europe at least 6 weeks early.
    Example: in 1969/70 in Bavaria it didn’t snow until Christmas, I should know I was there Yomping around the border with Austria supposedly on winter warfare training. The beer was excellent though.

    • Funny, I was just remarking to some of my sylvicultural friends how this month has reminded me of my times in Maine and New Hampshire in the Fall, even down to the weather inducing strong autumn colours in the maples.

  6. For sea levels to rise there needs to be more liquid water going into the oceans. The only based ice melt..theres NO ice melt, just the opposite (record sea ice in Antarctic, although thats floating ice therefore makes no difference to the sea level), therefore we should see levels DROP!. I think about 12000 yrs BP the levels were order of 200m lower? Possible to walk from Russia to Alaska and New Guinea to Australia.

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