Would a scientifically rigorous organization have the owner of a PR firm as its chairman?
A paper published today in Climate of the Past finds that sea level changes in the tropical Pacific during the period 1950-2009 are explained due to natural changes in the cycle of El Ninos and La Ninas [called "internal variability"]. The authors state, "While our analysis cannot rule out any influence of anthropogenic forcing [man-made 'greenhouse' gases], it concludes that the latter effect in that particular region is still hardly detectable." The paper finds no evidence of accelerating sea level rise and instead shows the running 17 year average rise has decelerated over the past ~59 years.
In the distant future North America, northern Asia and Europe will see millions of climate refugees from southern lands trekking northward, and the entire Lower 48 might be under threat from the devastating impacts of “climate chaos” —from rising sea levels to a scary scarcity of food, fuel and shelter. Polar City Red is set in an imagined Alaska in the year 2075.
This tale of the tally comes from Roger Pielke, Jr.,
Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research here at the University of Colorado.
"I would like to congratulate President Obama on securing the endorsement of the radical environmental left, a prize that is well deserved and hard won," Senator Inhofe said.