An answer to: Is the rise in sea levels accelerating?

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Guest essay by: Jan Kjetil Andersen

There is a well-established consensus concluding that the global sea level has risen over the last century, and that the level continues to rise. However, the question about whether the rate is accelerating or not, is more inconclusive.

To cast some light on this, I have analyzed the latest scientific papers on this topic. Thereafter I made my own time series analyzes based on tide gauges in the GLOSS network.

All data and software used in the analysis are available for download. See links in the end of the article.

I invite the readers to a discussion about the conclusions.

Firstly the findings from the academic papers:

I start by the IPPC AR5.

Chapter 3 is about Ocean observations, and here is exactly what I am looking for:

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Figure 1 (IPCC AR 5 page 287 their figure 3.13)

(a) Shows the global mean sea…

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Renewables are useless: The Evidence is Overwhelming

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Al Gore has a problem. He seems to want people to believe that only climate skeptics oppose renewables. The truth is, a small but growing number of prominent greens, openly acknowledge that renewables in their current form are not a scalable replacement for fossil fuels.

In Al Gore’s announcement of a climate witch hunt, titled “AGs United for Clean Power”, Al Gore said the following;

I really believe that years from now, this convening by attorney general Eric Schneiderman and his colleagues today, may well be looked back upon as a real turning point, in the effort to hold to account those commercial interests that have been, according to the best available evidence, deceiving the American people, communicating in a fraudulent way, both about the reality of the climate crisis and the dangers it poses to all of us, and committing fraud in their…

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