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Tangier Island

By Paul Homewood | Not A Lot Of People Know That | July 10, 2017

CBS have a report on rising sea levels at Tangier Island, in Chesapeake Bay here

The video is worth watching. The CBS reporter makes the usual attempts to blame it on “climate change”, but the locals know too much to fall for that old pony.
They know that sea levels have been rising, and land eroding, since 1850.

And they are right. Tide gauges in the area, such Sewell Point, Norfolk, confirm that sea levels have been steadily rising for a long time, long before recent rises in emissions of CO2.


https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8638610

The rate of rise is 4.6mm/yr, nearly three times the global rate. But there is a very good reason for this – the land is sinking.
Chesapeake Bay is the site of an ancient impact crater, caused by a comet or meteor. As a result the land has been subsiding ever since. Estimates by proper scientists suggest it is sinking at a rate of up to 3mm/yr.
For instance this recent study by John Boon et al found (Sewell Pt is SWPT):


https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/sea-level-rise-at-norfolk-va/

In other words, this accounts for two thirds of the sea level rise.

The study also found no acceleration in the rate of sea level rise:

The sea in Chesapeake Bay is doing what it always has, and no amount of windmills and solar panels will have the slightest effect.

July 11, 2017 - Posted by | Deception, Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Science and Pseudo-Science, Timeless or most popular | ,

2 Comments »

  1. The ocean(s) is self-leveling, so if it is rising at one point on the globe, then it should be rising all over. Maybe Al Gore was nearby and fell off his yacht into the ocean, making for a temporary rise?

    Comment by Greg Bacon | July 12, 2017 | Reply

    • Actually, oceans are all over the place and remain that way despite earth’s gravitational pull. Currents, wind, up-welling, planetary rotation etc.

      But land subsidence as well as up-lift is the bigger factor in sea level variability. Entire continents are still tilting due to the loss of ice age glaciation. Extraction from aquifers causes significant localized subsidence as well as sea level rise. Coral reefs grow and maintain atolls at any present sea level. Sea level is a very local phenomena.

      Comment by aletho | July 12, 2017 | Reply


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