Sea levels are rising because of global warming … and sea levels are falling because of global warming. Hmmmm.
13 Mar 2017 – Thousands of hectares of mangroves in Australia’s remote north “died of thirst” last year, scientists announced today,
According to researchers from Australia’s James Cook University, some 7,400 hectares (18,000 acres), stretching 1,000 km (600 miles) across the semi-arid Gulf of Carpentaria, perished,
The area where mangroves are either dead or defoliated “was confirmed by aerial and satellite surveys, with subsequent analysis of weather and climate records leading to the conclusion that they died of thirst.”
World-renowned mangrove ecologist Norm Duke, from James Cook University, said three factors came together to produce the event.
Those factors included below-average rainfall in the area, temperatures at record levels in the area and thirdly, “some mangroves were left high and dry as the sea level dropped about 20 centimetres (eight inches) during a particularly strong El Nino.” (Emphasis added)
So there you have it: High temperatures can cause sea-level rises in one part of the world while causing sea-level declines in other parts of the world. How convenient.
Thanks to Stephen Bird and Laurel for this link
I may have read a bigger load of bullshit,” says Laurel. “I just cant remember when;-) Tell me how an ocean manages an 8 INCH drop in one coastline only????”