Saturday, 3 December 2011

Lack of Sea Level Rise too political for NSW Government

7 News report alleges that sea level data showing smaller than projected sea level rises were suppressed in order to avoid conflicting with Federal government climate change policies.

See also Nils-Axel Morner, Steve Goddard.

Miranda Devine writes:
Amid exaggerated predictions that sea levels would rise by 75m, (coastal engineer Doug) Lord made the career-ending mistake of actually measuring the sea level and trying to publish the results.
This caused him to be "let go" from his government job and have peer-reviewed scientific papers pulled at the last minute from a conference in Shanghai last year, from a conference in Perth in September and from a journal where they were to be published this year.
Not only that, but he was banned by his bosses at the NSW environment department from representing Engineers Australia, whose national coastal committee he chaired, at a 2009 parliamentary inquiry into managing climate change. The irony is that he is not even a sceptic.
"I'm not a climate change sceptic. I believe in the climate change science but I see the need for the real data to be out there," he said.


  1. I like to point out that this article greatly distorts the truth. Mostly because it takes Doug Lord's research completely out of context. His research only shows sea level rises over a small period of time in one location, and was only ever intended to assist local decision making and dose not take into effect global factors that would alter the trend portrayed in his research. Thus making his research redundant on the global debate of climate change and our future, although still relative to NSW as was intended.
    Miranda (in the full article, not posted here) portrays this however as a definitive example that climate science is wrong and that there is some sort of conspiracy because this small scoped peace of research was rejected. However it hardly justified branding all climate scientists a bunch of deceitful people telling lies, and to suggest that they are all in on it! "Skeptic" is the new word for Conspiracy Theorist it would seem. You don't need a PhD to understand that if ice is melting on a global scale the temperatures are rising, and that it's no coincidence that humanity's greater then ever green house emissions coupled with mass deforestation will obviously have an effect. But the Skeptics like to cherry pick and distort information and small details to support there wild conspiracy theories. I'm sure there's a lot of that crap going on in this blog...

    1. Yeah and that crap is coming from you

    2. Anonymous writes "I'm sure there's a lot of that crap going on in this blog.." and anonymous answers: "Yeah and that crap is coming from you"

      Stop writing crap anonymous and then you won't have to argue with yourself!

  2. I don't know about a lot of crap going on i this blog, but there is is some of the comments.

    You don't need a PhD to onderstand that it is easy to say things like "if ice is melting on a global scale the temperatures are rising" without proof.

    Temperatures, as have been shown on posts in this blog, have not risen for more than ten years according to all the world registers and sea levels have been falling for two years as is shown by the Envisat data shown in the graph at the top of this post.

    Still people write crap in comments...


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