Global sea level declines; NASA scrambles to explain why
With sea levels not comporting with alarmist IPCC models, NASA claims in a new report it's only temporary and we're still fish food after all. Grab your snorkels, folks. Excerpted from The Australian:
THE La Nina weather pattern that caused widespread flooding across eastern Australia was also responsible for a dramatic turnaround in sea level rises.
Global average sea levels fell by 5mm last year, presenting an inconvenient fact in a climate change narrative that warns of severe long-term threats to coastal settlements.
The 5mm decline was almost twice the rate of the 3mm-a-year average increase recorded over the past 20 years and three times the 130-year average rise rate of 1.7mm a year.
A paper published in Geophysical Research Letters and reported by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science yesterday claims to have found the answer to why sea levels fell, not rose.
And, according to the paper, the retreat is only temporary.
The research, led by NASA scientist Carmen Boening from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at California University of Technology, has blamed the unexpected sea level fall on the weather pattern that also caused chaos on land. The switch to a strong La Nina weather pattern, which was responsible for the big wet that flooded large parts of Australia, northern South America, and Southeast Asia in 2010 was also to blame for the shrinking oceans, the paper said. Put simply, the water had moved from the oceans to the land as rainfall.