According to Science Daily, sea level rise is accelerating.
However, the actual data from NOAA Sea Level Trends says otherwise.
Sea level has been falling in the Argentine Islands in Antarctica since 1998. There has been no change in the sea level there since 1985.
There has been no sea level rise in Sydney, Australia since the 1910s.
There hasn’t been much sea level rise in Brisbane, Australia since 1960.
Churchill, Canada has seen a significant drop in sea level since 1940.
Sea level in Quebec City, Canada has been falling since 1940 as well.
St. Johns, Canada has seen a slight rise in sea level since 1960, but there has been none since 2000.
Vancouver’s sea level has had no change since the 1910s.
Victoria, Canada’s sea level has been constantly the same since the late 1900s.
WeForum is really concerned about the catastrophically rising seas at Easter Island.
However, data from NOAA shows that the sea level has been falling at Easter Island since 1970.
In Croatia, there hasn’t been much sea level rise.
There doesn’t appear to be much sea level rise or acceleration in Denmark.
Sea levels in Finland have been falling sharply since the 1880s.
Sea levels in France have risen, but they haven’t been accelerating.
Sea levels in Iceland’s capital city have not changed since 1980.
There doesn’t appear to be any sea level rise in India either.
Sea levels have been rising in Germany, but there has been no acceleration.
It doesn’t look like Japan’s sea level is rising either. Even with the catastrophic tsunami of 2011, sea levels have been constantly falling since the 1960s.
Sea levels in Norway have been falling sharply since the 1910s.
In Poland, there appears to be NO acceleration in sea level.
In Sweden, there has been a steep fall in sea levels since 1915.
There has been a consistent rate of sea level rise in Russia, but no acceleration.
Across the pond, in the UK, there has been no change in sea level since 1860.
In Alaska, sea levels have been falling since the 1960s.
Rising Reality is worried about San Francisco’s accelerating sea levels.
However, data from NOAA shows that sea levels in San Francisco have not changed since the 1980s.
Over in San Diego and Los Angeles, there isn’t any acceleration either.
Let’s check Florida, because there are a lot of concerns for Miami.
Well, sea level doesn’t appear to be accelerating in areas near or around Miami, nevertheless, Florida as a whole.
To finish up here, I will just include a few other places that may or may not show sea level rise and/or acceleration.
At all of these locations, you will notice three things; either a constant rate of sea level rise, a constant rate of sea level falling, or no trend at all (we also see year to year variation). The reason that the sea level is rising in some locations, is because of land subsidence (sinking land). Land usually sinks at a constant rate and the sea level appears to be rising, when it really isn’t. This rule also applies to places where sea level is falling. In those locations, the land is rising and the seas are falling. Growing sea ice could also have an impact on falling sea levels.
If you haven’t already noticed, locations along the Atlantic appear to have rising seas, while the locations on the Pacific seem to have falling sea levels. This is because the land along the Atlantic is sinking, while land along the Pacific is rising.
Take The Battery, NY for example. The sea level there has been rising at a constant rate of 2.84 mm a year since 1855. In 1855, CO2 levels were at 280 ppm, which was before Abraham Lincoln was president and before cars existed. If we were to go back to the same location in 1650, sea levels would still be rising at 2.84 mm per year, because of land subsidence.
In fact, sea levels have been rising since we started coming out of the last glacial period, which was 20,000 years ago. Most of that rising took place between 15,000 and 8,000 years ago.
It is also fun to point out that the 400 foot increase in sea level was natural, but the tiny 50 mm of sea level rise in the past 150 years is ‘man-made.’
In general, the main cause of sea level trends is thermal expansion. Thermal expansion is caused by more energy in a body of water. This energy makes water warm, which causes the water to rise. Most of this energy comes from underwater volcanoes and the Sun’s energy.
We always see stories on the internet from organizations like the New York Times and Washington Post that tell us that New York City will be underwater by 2030 or that Boston will be underwater by 2100. The problem with these claims is that sea level can not be higher in one place than it is at another (not talking about tides). If global warming alarmists understood basic physics, then they would understand that water seeks a level surface. It is like putting water in a pool, the water can’t be higher at one end than it is at another. This is why NYC will not be underwater by 2030 and Boston won’t drown by 2100.
Sea level rise is not happening at the rate that climate alarmists say it is. We got sources like Science Daily and the New York Times telling us that sea levels are rising and accelerating faster than ever, when the data directly from NOAA shows the exact opposite of their claims. Sea level is not currently rising, and it is most certainly not accelerating.
Gosselin. “A Level Look At Sea Levels.” NoTricksZone, NoTricksZone.com/2011/02/16/a-level-look-at-sea-levels/.
Rising Reality: Bay Area bracing for rising sea levels. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://projects.sfchronical.com/2016/sea-level-rise/
Rising sea levels are threatning Easter Island’s historic statues. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/04/rising-sea-levels-are-threatning-easter-island-s-historic-statues/
Sea level rise accelerating: acceleration in 25-year satellite sea level record. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/18021215039.htm
Sea Level Trends – NOAA Tides & Currents. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_us.html
Please note! I am not going to post a link to every single graph shown above because there are dozens of them. However, I will show you how to get to them.
Click this link: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_us.html
You should get to a page that looks like this.
Since I live in Virginia, I am going to click on it.
You should then get this page.
I will randomly pick a place, Colonial Beach, for example.
There you have it.