So what’s new? Sea levels have been rising for 10,000 years

This talk of unprecedented sea-level rise is complete nonsense.

Today’s sea-level rise is BELOW normal

By Robert Felix

During the last ice age almost all of Canada, along with parts of Europe and Asia, were buried beneath one to two miles of ice. At the same time, sea levels stood 350 to 400 feet lower than today.

Sea levels were so low that the entire continental shelf, at least in eastern North America, was above water. Many states on the eastern seaboard were twice as big as today. New Jersey’s shoreline, for example, stood 60 to 100 miles east of its present location.

Same in the west.

The land between Alaska and Asia rose out of the sea like a bridge (or rather, the sea dropped away from the land), and the Bering Strait, which today is only 18 stories deep at its deepest point, was above water. Our ancestors could have walked to Siberia. (The word bridge is misleading, because the land connection between Alaska and Siberia was almost as wide as Alaska itself.)

Why were sea levels so low? Because that’s where the water came from to create those huge ice sheets. Literally millions of cubic miles of water had turned to ice.

Then, about 10,000 years ago, the ice began to melt and sea levels began to rise.

Here’s a sea-level graph from Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever.



Rising sea levels have been the norm

If you run the numbers (see below), you’ll find that sea levels have been rising an average of .42 to .48 inches (just under half-an-inch) per year for the past 10,000 years. Rising sea levels have been the norm, in other words, for 10,000 years.

And that brings us to today. What are sea levels doing right now?

Sea levels now rising slower than normal

According to NASA, sea levels are rising 3.24 mm (about 1/8th of an inch) per year. That’s about the thickness of two nickels stacked on top of each other. Not the diameter of the nickels, but the thickness, In other words, sea levels are rising slower than normal.

Sea levels declined in 2010 and 2011

That doesn’t even take into account the fact that sea levels declined in both 2010 and 2011.

Yes, no matter how assiduously the media tries to ignore it, sea levels actually declined in both of those years.

Where is the water going?

It’s being locked up on land as snow and ice. That’s how ice ages begin.

If we keep getting record snowfall as we have during the past few years, sea levels will begin falling and won’t begin rising again until the end of the next ice age.

This talk of unprecedented rising sea levels and catastrophic global warming is complete nonsense. It is just simply not true.


It’s not rocket science. Try it yourself. Multiply 400 by 12 and you get 4,800. That’s how many inches in 400 feet (how far sea levels have risen in the past 10,000 years). Now divide 4,800 by 10,000, and you get .48, just under ½ inch.

Just under half-an-inch. That’s how much sea levels have been rising on average per year for the past 10,000 years.

Today, sea levels are rising only 1/8 of an inch per year, LESS than normal.

And we’re supposed to throw billions, if not trillions, of dollars at it? We’re supposed to destroy our economies over a non-issue?
Robert Felix is author of Not by Fire but by Ice, in which he maintains that the next ice age could begin any day.

15 thoughts on “So what’s new? Sea levels have been rising for 10,000 years”

  1. Love the reply Robert! Thank you for the additional and more accurate information.

    We all know the Warming argument is nothing but a story to confuse and frustrate the public. The more the Govt can mislead and direct people to the wrong decisions where people suffer or are placed in danger the more likely they will be willing to leave a broken system and try something new.

    This is the Globalist Agenda being not played out but worked out and placed in action. They obviously misrepresent the weather in such a way that any sane person must come to the conclusion the system no longer works.

    Weather is just one part of the equation. We see Government fumbling around doing mush the same. They keep doing things any sane person can see is bad for Americans. So much so that any sane person would want and even demand a change. In this case they or we are being nudged into new paradigms of thought previously unacceptable. This is all in alignment with the Alinsky theology. Just an observation.

    We see everything Govt touches fall to pieces. banking, ecology, air, weather, tax system etc… name it and if Govt is involved it is going bankrupt or being mismanaged.

    The Globalist plan will completely unfold by the end of this year and early into next year. We will see Religion, Currency and Government all rolled up into one organization for world Governance.

    For those who struggle to believe this seek out a book EN ROUTE TO GLOBAL GOVERNANCE BY Gary H. Kah. Gary has a web site and News Letter associated with hi books.

  2. Greetings Robert. I’m wondering these days with volcanic activity is so great under our seas as has been recognized by the scientific community, has anyone thought to consider that the seas aren’t rising, the land is sinking?

    • That’s what I was thinking craig… I was also thinking that lowering ocean levels might cause undersea volcanic eruptions because pressure under the oceans would lessen as a result of more land glaciers hogging all the water. Love to hear your take Robert 🙂

    • Sinking land has been addressed by the warmists. That is how they make the ridiculous claim that “the water is rising faster in some places than others.”
      They say land subsidence (sinking) does not matter – and the media buys it.

  3. What is really interesting to me is the rapid rise between 8 and 7 on the graph. If civilization were on fertile areas along the coast, whole civilizations could have been lost no matter how advanced. Especially if there was a failure or a gigantic ice dam.

    • There were times when giant lakes in Canada and Siberia sprung leaks when their ice dams collapsed which cause the world sea level to rise 120 inches in a matter of a week. Yeah, coastal people probably died.

    • The rapid rise in sea levels during the 8-7 period on the graph coincide with great flood tales in all ancient civilizations. Discoveries of inundated cities on the now-submerged continental shelves, in the Mediterranean, in the Black Sea, and elsewhere are common these days, mute testimony to the fact of catastrophic sea level changes in those centuries following the end of the ice age.

    • It’s interesting that entire cities have been found 400 feet off current coast lines under water in some Asian lands like Japan and Indonesia.

  4. Robert, if you run a search on Early and Middle Holocene sea level high stands, you will find that there is sound reason to think that during the Early Holocene Warm period, sea levels may have been as much as two meters above the present and a sound estimate is about 1.5 meters.

  5. The squeaky wheel gets the grease…even if it doesn’t need it. That is, climate alarmism is all about scaring people to give (some) other people their money…not that those other people can do anything about the climate. Of course they can’t and they know it. But the useful idiots become religious zealots, more or less, and the circus continues.

    • Are you aware that the UN is pushing a world wide Sunday Sabbath based on the needs of Gia (Mother earth). They are saying it would drop C02 by 17%.

      That is religion I can live w/o.

  6. This analysis is unbiased and backed by fact. The left in this Country and others in the world have made global warming their sacred cow and they are attempting to use bogus radical rising sea levels as their evidence. Of course this administration has spent trillions on alternative energy sources, may of which are not economical but are owned by contributors and cronies of the Democrat party. Al Gore has made millions on bogus science and carbon credits is the vehicle to scam the public. Thankfully, NASA publishes the truth and sites like this need greater exposure to spread the truth and take this issue out of real play. But Alynski tactics are likely to remain as the Democrat MO.

    • NASA is a tool of the Obama Climate Agenda. They are constantly being corrected by various sources. Both private scientists at University and Government Agencies such as the UK’s Equivalent to NASA are found correcting them.

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