We’ve always thought it odd that the scientists who are officially responsible for measuring sea levels around the world are located a mile high in Colorado. We took it as a sign of their very real fear that sea levels are rising.
The University of Colorado’s Sea Level Research Group is supposed to be an impartial scientific organization dedicated to the search for truth. Turns out that they consider truth to be a subjective matter.
Fox News reports the Rocky Mountain mayhem:
“Gatekeepers of our sea level data are manufacturing a fictitious sea level rise that is not occurring,” said James M. Taylor, a lawyer who focuses on environmental issues for the Heartland Institute.
Steve Nerem, the director of the widely relied-upon research center, told FoxNews.com that his group added the 0.3 millimeters per year to the actual sea level measurements because land masses, still rebounding from the ice age, are rising and increasing the amount of water that oceans can hold.
“We have to account for the fact that the ocean basins are actually getting slightly bigger… water volume is expanding,” he said, a phenomenon they call glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA).
Taylor calls it tomfoolery.
“There really is no reason to do this other than to advance a political agenda,” he said.
Apparently the University of Colorado is conducting its research based on a scientific principle known as “Making crap up as you go.”
Climate scientist John Christy, a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, said that the amount of water in the ocean and sea level were two different things.
“To me… sea level rise is what’s measured against the actual coast,” he told FoxNews.com. “That’s what tells us the impact of rising oceans.”
“Many global warming alarmists say that vast stretches of coastline are going to be swallowed up by the sea. Well, that means we should be talking about sea level, not about global water volume.”
Al Gore warned us that sea levels would rise twenty feet in the next hundred years. That is far scarier than saying the ocean is going to get twenty feet deeper in the next hundred years.
Bottom line: If the facts don’t prove your theory, change the facts.
Source: Fox News