Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Some real fun below
If deliberate deception is fun. It's fun to expose it anyway. "Slate's" crooked "Bad astronomer", Phil Plait, is at it again. Read here and here to see two of his recent attempted deceptions eviscerated.
What we read below is no exception. He is just a global warming apparatchik. There is no truth in him (John 8:44). How do we know that?
He says that sea levels have been rising since 1992, which is correct. They have been rising for much longer than that, in fact. He also says the rise is due to global warming, which is not correct. How do we know that? Look at the chart below. You can see that the graph of rises climbs steadily. It did NOT stop 18 years ago when global warming stopped. So clearly the two phenomena are unrelated. Sea levels did not stop rising when warming stopped. QED.
Warmists really are the most disgusting crooks. Fortunately they are also transparent crooks if one looks at all closely at their claims
Do you think global warming is something that only affects us sometime in the future, decades or centuries from now?
Think again. Our planet heating up is affecting us now, and has been for decades. We’re already seeing a lot of serious problems due to it: extreme weather, more devastating hurricanes, wildfires, and sea level rise.
Of all these, the last seems most like science fiction. Seriously, the levels of the ocean are going up? It can’t be much, right?
Think again, again. NASA just released results from several satellite observations going back to 1992. Those 23 years of data show that the oceans of the planet have risen substantially in that time: over 6 centimeters (2.5 inches) on average, with some places on Earth seeing more than 22 cm (9 inches)!
The cause of all this is obvious and very real: global warming. As human activity — primarily dumping 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year — causes the Earth’s surface temperature to go up, a lot of that energy is absorbed by the oceans, causing them to expand. Some of it is absorbed at the poles, melting ice there.
Sea ice melting at the north pole is bad enough, but the land ice melting is nothing short of catastrophic. Climatologists have already shown that the melting of the West Antarctica ice sheet may be unstoppable. We may be locked in — that is, inevitably going to suffer from — a full meter of sea level rise, three feet. This may take a century or more, but it’s coming. And while that may seem like a long time, think of it this way: A meter per century is a centimeter every year, an inch every 2.5 years.
Mind you, that’s vertical rise. Look at the slope of a beach and you can see that a small rise vertically means a lot of horizontal reach to the ocean, too. We’ll see beaches disappear, coastlines changed. More immediately, we’ll see storm surges do far more damage as it takes less rise in the water levels to inundate cities. Remember what the surge from Hurricane Sandy did to NYC? We’ll be seeing more and more of that.
This is the new normal. And the scary thing is not so much that the new normal is bad, it’s that with more warming, rising sea levels, and changing weather patterns, the new normal will continue to get worse. There may not be a normal any more.
And all that time, the temperatures will rise, the glaciers will melt, the sea levels will rise, and we’ll be that much deeper into a catastrophe that is already well underway.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).