Prominent Ocean Expert Calls Rapid Sea-Level Rise Claims ‘Anti-Scientific Nonsense’
World-leading sea-level expert Prof. emeritus Nils Axel Mörner presents some stark examples that show how the IPCC and climate activists are wildly exaggerating their claims of rapid sea level rise.
Mörner studied the Kattegat Sea between Denmark and Sweden. In this region, sea level has not increased as announced by climate alarmists but instead decreased.
The actual oceanic increase in the past 125 years can be estimated as modest at 0.9 mm per year.
Stockholm’s tide record is the second longest in Europe; the mean long-term change in sea level is a decline of 3.8 mm per year.
The country itself is rising 4.9 mm per year due to the post-glacial rise of the continental landmass. The difference of 1.1 mm per year is the true oceanic component.
Nova Scotia: sea level 700mm higher back in the 16th century
In addition to European locations, Mörner also looks at the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. He has just returned from the Ouvéa area off Nova Scotia.
In the 17th century, the sea level was 70 cm higher, as confirmed by immutable geomorphological facts.
At that time, the “Little Ice Age” with larger glaciers prevailed in the Alps (as Professor Patzelt showed). How could more liquid water be present in the equatorial area at the same time?
The phenomenon thus proves that the IPCC is wrong.
In warm times, the sea level does not rise globally. The reason for this is the so-called rotational eustasy of the planet: In the north, the volume of water increases a bit, at the equator, it remains about the same.
Sea level at Fiji Islands, Maldives, Goa has dropped since the 1950s
Also, other islands or coastal regions show a sea level change, such as the island Ouvéa, also the Fiji Islands, the Maldives and Goa in India. Here, too, the oceans sank around 1700, rose around 1800 and sank again after 1950.
Global sea level changes followed the moon’s tidal super cycles, which in turn stem from the large solar cycles. The sun also affects the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic, which brings warmth to Western and Northern Europe.
At maximum solar activity, the Gulf Stream flows northeast and sea level rises. During a solar minimum, the Gulf Stream flows from east to southeast and sea level drops to the north.
“CO2 no factor”
Mörner emphasized that the solar cycles and gravity of our neighboring planets, the solar wind, and the moon, determined our climate and our environment. The carbon dioxide greenhouse effect has no place.
IPCC climate science in part “anti-scientific nonsense”
With his presentation in Munich, the speaker wanted to send a message to the world climate conference COP24 in Katowice / Poland, which took place shortly after the EIKE conference.
That message is: “Some of their statements fall into the area of anti-scientific nonsense. The polar ice does not melt so quickly and the sea level does not rise in a short time. ”
Mörner recommends observing physical laws and evidence from nature for the procedure of determining sea level.
Video of the lecture (in English!) by Prof. em. Axel Mörner at the 12th IKEK in Munich.
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